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Citadele donates €25 000 to 3 charities in the Baltics

Jan 04

Citadele believes that meaningful gifts should be shared throughout the year by offering clients to donate through the bank's X REWARDS loyalty program. Together with partners and clients the bank has helped brighten up this holiday season for low-income families and people in need by donating €25 000 to Labdaribaslapa.lv, MaistoBankas and Eesti Toidupank.

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Improving healthcare access to Latvia's children

Dec 20, 2021

Having just welcomed the Children’s Hospital Foundation into the AmCham community, we are delighted to report on numerous projects implemented by the Foundation, including a community initiative for children with autism spectrum disorder, donation campaign for the Parents’ House, introduction of a standard procedure for characterizing childhood malign tumors and individually tailored social rehabilitation services. Other activities range from providing the Children’s Hospital with medical equipment and scholarships for the doctors to providing support for individual patients and their families in emergency medical situations.

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Eversheds Sutherland releases "Updates in a Heartbeat"

Dec 20, 2021

Eversheds Sutherland global Health and Life Science team presents the first edition of "Updates in a heartbeat", their quarterly newsletter which provides a compilation of key legal developments from the last months including medical devices, clinical trials and reimbursement systems, and is full of newsworthy items from their team from around the globe. 

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Welcome IQVIA to AmCham

Dec 20, 2021

IQVIA, a world leader in using data, technology and advanced analytics, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. IQVIA enables a more modern and effective healthcare system by creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes. We warmly welcome IQVIA to AmCham.

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Promoting principles of transparency

Dec 17, 2021

On November 30, 2021 Delna presented its study on “The Publication of Anti-Corruption Data in Businesses in Latvia in 2021” which evaluated how companies have implemented anti-corruption programs. In addition, Delna and CSR Latvia invite companies to join the initiative “Zero Tolerance Against Corruption” and confirm their willingness to implement and promote the principles of transparency.

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Update on FICIL activities

Dec 17, 2021

FICIL, one of AmCham's closest advocacy partners, has prepared a short overview on the latest work group activities related to labor, green economy, digitalization as well as investment protection & court efficiency issues. You are invited to take part in one of its many working groups. The following WGs have scheduled meetings in 2022: digitalization as well as transport and infrastructure. Sign up for FICIL work groups here!

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Printify and SEB Global Services receive Riga Thaler Awards

Dec 17, 2021

For the first time, Riga’s best companies have been honored at the Rīgas dālderis ’21 (Riga Thaler ’21) event. Two of our members are among the best and for two awards out of four. Printify received the Riga Startup of the Year award and Riga Entrepreneur of the Year went to SEB Global Services Riga.

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AmCham achievements in 2021

Dec 17, 2021

2021 has been successful thanks to continued support of our members, working group representatives, partners and speakers. We held 48+ events with 100+ speakers joined by 3500+ attendees and welcomed 15 new members. We raised the level of our advocacy with 4 active work groups and released 2 position papers. Together with our partners we co-hosted the annual American-Latvian Innovation Award and the second Riga Health Data Summit. We held numerous events together with our closest allies the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, Baltic AmChams and FICIL. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the New Year!

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PwC’s invites to share views for annual Baltic CEO survey

Dec 16, 2021

Our member PwC would like to invite you to participate in their Annual Baltic CEO Survey and share your views on business opportunities and threats, growth prospects, labor availability and other topical business issues. PwC looks forward to hearing from you by December 31, 2021. 

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Double taxation on dividends discussed by members
Dec 16, 2021

On December 16, members launched a new work group on double taxation on dividends. The aim of this work group is to come up with potential proposal on amendments to the legislation to balance tax burden for foreign investors to make Latvia more attractive for both international and the U.S. investments. If you would like to get involved, please contact us at amcham@amcham.lv.

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