Update
 
Understanding U.S. tax environment

On June 11, AmCham held an informative webinar on the U.S. tax landscape in cooperation with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and our member SORAINEN. It included an overview of the main provisions of the bilateral tax treaty, latest changes in the tax regimes and various legal structures to consider when entering the U.S. market. Thank you to our experts Janis Taukacs of Sorainen and Douglas Stransky of Sullivan & Worcester for a very informative presentation and for engaging in an interactive disussion with the participants! View the presentation & revisit the event!

 
 
New Member
 
Welcome Amgen

Amgen Inc., the world's leading independent biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California, established in 1980, has just joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. Amgen has millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential with mission to serve patients. We warmly welcome Amgen to our membership!

 
 
Member Spotlight
 
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

In this Member Spotlight Uldis Biķis, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Latvijas Finieris shares his insights in further development strategy for his company, Green Deal initiative and the growing potential of bioeconomy.

 
 
News
 
AmCham advocacy effort succeeds

Saeima Committees have expressed support to AmCham advocacy issues related to establishment of the Economic Affairs Court and reforms in the governance model of higher education institutions. In addition, our Board on behalf of work group members have been actively promoting healthcare issues during the meeting with the Minister of Health and labor force issues related to quality and content of upskilling and retraining programs in media.

 
 
Latvia is officially #aheadofthecurve!

Latvia has demonstrated an agile and innovative approach to challenges brought by the COVID-19 by developing solutions by its society and the private and public sector. Making it possible to embrace remote governing with e-Saeima, education with Tava Klase and by creating the first nationally-endorsed exposure notification app @Apturi Covid. Become the ambassador and help share the message #aheadofthecurve! Watch the first story here.

 
 
Opportunities & challenges of returning to work

Our member ERDA has launched a new study on the opportunities and challenges of returning to work. It is clear that a new reality, when both the work environment and the requirements for employees and companies will have to change. ERDA would be grateful if you could share your opinion on the situation by filling out their survey: HERE by June 22. It is in English, and it will take ~10 min of your time.

 
 
Latvia's state of emergency comes to an end

The state of emergency declared in Latvia on March 13 as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic came to an end at midnight June 9. From June 10 Latvia will no longer be in a state of emergency. However, certain restrictions must be observed even after the end of the state of emergency.

 
 
     
 

Weekly newsletter, June 12

 
     
 

Welcome to our weekly newsletter. This week's highlight was the fact that Latvia announced the end of its state of emergency, however many restrictions remain in place. As we are approaching the summer season, there will be less events, but stay tuned for some more events before the break. Please leave your feedback about our online programs during this time of pandemic, which will help us assess the relevance of our programs going forward.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Jun 16, 2020

The end of the Experience Economy?

from 15:00 till 16:00

 
     

Jun 18, 2020

Facts, Truth & Dataviz

from 15:00 till 16:00

 
     

Jul 17, 2020

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak

from 12:00 till 14:00

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

Countryside retreat at Rūmene Manor Stable House Suites

 
     
 

Countryside retreat at Rūmene Manor Garden House

 
     
 

Conference: Build Back Better by KAIZEN™ Institute, June 25

 
     
 

10% discount on Digital KAIZEN™ LEAN Yellow Belt Certification

 
     
 

10% discount on Digital KAIZEN™ LEAN Green Belt Certification

 
     
 
 
 
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