Invitation to discuss U.S. - Latvia trade links

On 11 December at 14.00, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) are holding a discussion on economic relations between Latvia and the United States of America and priorities for 2018.

"This year has been a very important milestone in the economic relations between Latvia and the US: the Latvian Economic Representation has resumed operations in the US; this past October saw “Spotlight Latvia”, the largest conference for Latvian businesses, take place in Chicago; and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the US, or LatCham, was established. To conclude 2017, it is essential to take stock of what has been achieved in the strengthening of business contacts between Latvia and the US and to set new priorities," says a release from the Ministry about the event.  

The event will be opened by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andrejs Pildegovičs. Other presenters are: Toms Zvidriņš, Head of the Latvian Economic Representation in the US; Pēteris Freimanis, Head of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the US; Arnis Kākulis, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia; and Guntars Vičmanis, Commercial Specialist at the Embassy of Latvia in the US.

The discussion will take place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Kr. Valdemāra iela 3. To register your participation, please visit the website of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia at LIAA.

On a similar theme, the Latvian central bank will be holding a discussion December 5 (you will be able to watch online at the website on the economic implications of the Trump presidency.

"The United States is the largest economy in the world, a major trading partner and an important source of investment in the European Union. In turn, the US dollar, with the euro, is the dominant global reserve currency. Consequently, the US has a significant impact on Europe, including Latvia. We feel the impact, although the direct economic ties - trade and financial flows - between the United States and Latvia are very small," says a preview of the event.


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