I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.
John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik
During the summer FICIL work group leaders and members who are involved in the position paper writing stage were continuously working on formulating the recommendations and ready to present their position papers on Digitalization, Labor Force and Requalification as well as Green Economy Development during the upcoming High Council to be held on September 8-9. Find out more about the event HERE
The Digitalization work group held the meeting on July 1 to discuss the first draft of the upcoming FICIL position paper on Data, the position paper aims to propose recommendations such as introduction of role of CIO office to ensure centralized policy over data, Centres of Excellence to foster data analysis within public sector and better governance over data policy in the country.
The Labor Force and Requalification work group met on July 8 to discuss the first draft of the FICIL position paper on Labor Force Challenges, the position paper aims to shine light on necessary recommendations and amendments to Labour Law, necessity to centralize governance over requalification policy and need to address issues related to attracting workforce from other countries.
The Green Economy Development work group met on 5 and 13 July to discuss three different upcoming position paper drafts, on the 5 of July the work group will discuss the new position paper on Circular Economy, that aims to recommend better policy for storing, calculating and re-usage CO2, while also recommending the need to ensure good waste management policy. On 13 of July, work group members discussed the new position paper on Energy Security and Independence and a position paper on EU’s Green Deal and Latvia’s Green Strategy, both position papers will seek to find solutions to address and propose guidance on the currently pressing issues such as achieving energy independence and Latvia’s green strategy.
The Tax Policy and Administration work group has met two times - on 31 of May and 7 of June. During the May meeting members discussed ways to increase the efficiency of tax administration, while in the June meeting members focused on continuing the discussion about tax aspects in combatting shadow economy.
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Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, Chair of NASDAQ Riga