Membership is an attestation that we belong to the modern Latvian business community.
Dace Silava-Tomsone, Managing Partner, COBALT
In June 2017 AmCham became a member of the Internal Market Committee (IM) of the Ministry of Economics of Latvia. In the Committee AmCham is represented by Zinta Jansons, Vice President of the AmCham Latvia and Foreign Counsel at Ellex Klavins.
The purpose of the IM Committee's activities is to promote and develop entrepreneurial competitiveness in the EU Internal Market for the free movement of goods and services, competition, trade, consumer and conformity assessment issues. The Committee is composed of entrepreneurs and experts who meet on monthly basis to discuss improving the business environment in Latvia to raise our competitiveness.
Being an active member of this Committee, AmCham has initiated the following issues in 2017:
1) Insurance and Reinsurance Distribution Law - Involvement of the Competition Council and Consumer Protection Center in the process of drafting the law;
2) The General Data Protection Regulation - Its successful implementation in Latvia and the role of the Ministry of Economics;
3) "Open Economy" - The availability of public services to entrepreneurs in English;
4) E-signature recognition: Widespread introduction of e-signature.
AmCham plans to continue its work in the Committee in 2020 and is dedicated to discuss and solve topical issues related to the improvement of the business environment based on the successful cooperation with the Ministry of Economics.
AmCham brings together companies from different industries & possibilities to improve a common ecosystem.
Valeria Kogan, Chairman of the Board of Smartomica