AmCham is a place to meet representatives of other industries and understand the business environment.
Signe Velina, Market Access Manager Latvia of Johnson & Johnson
Since the beginning of 2016, AmCham Latvia and the Latvian Commerce of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have been working to create and implement the Gateway to the USA program, a joint business network platform aimed at developing and expanding connections between businesses in Latvia and business representatives in the U.S. AmCham signed a cooperation agreement with LCCI to strengthen bilateral trade in March 2016 and a trilateral cooperation memorandum between AmCham Latvia, LCCI and the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce (LACC) in July 2018. This program is tailored to the needs of individual companies, members of AmCham, LCCI and LACC.
"Gateway to the USA" is a joint business network platform aimed at developing and expanding connections between businesses in Latvia and business representatives in the U.S. The program is tailored to the needs of individual companies, members of AmCham, LCCI and LACC.
To inform companies about the opportunities and challenges in the U.S. market, AmCham in cooperation with LCCI is organizing seminars twice a year, addressing number of issues important to businesses and sharing success stories.
To support Latvian companies operating or interested in the U.S. market, AmCham is building a network of business representatives in the U.S. We currently have received 33 applications so far from across the United States, including from the states of New York, California, Michigan, Illinois, Utah and Florida and from industries such as finance services, business development, engineering, energy, ICT, high-technology, life sciences, automotive, marketing, government relations etc. We hope that the number of the business consultants and industry representatived in the U.S. will grow.
Please note that only members of AmCham Latvia, LCCI and LACC are eligible to access the Business Network. In order to be connected with the U.S. representatives, member companies should send in a concise summary of their business development plans in the U.S. and characterize the desired assistance. Once a request from a local member company has been received, they will be reviewed and then connected to those who match their interest and expectations. Prior to applying, we encourage companies to get acquainted with American business culture and prepare a concise business pitch as well as be ready to promptly answer any questions posed by the U.S. business representatives.
The Guidelines of Gateway to the USA are available here.
If you are seeking to start or expand your business activity in the U.S., you are welcome to apply for the program here. For more questions, please contact Līga Smildziņa-Bertulsone at email@example.com or 6721-2204.
If you know someone who might be interested in providing information about the U.S. market to Latvian companies and/or connecting them with useful business organizations, industry associations or certain businesses in the U.S., feel free to forward this message. Based on their expertise, the representatives may offer market entry services and/or personal connections. They may or may not require a fee for their services, which is to be specified on an individual basis.
Potential U.S. business representatives are invited to fill out the application form available here. Please note that only those who have confirmed their interest and willingness, will be included in the data base. The contact information of the U.S. business representatives will not be available for public access.
Roche Latvija is pleased to be part of the AmCham community.
Rauls Vēliņš, General Manager, Roche Latvija