President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) http://www.export.gov two years ago, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. U.S. embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies to start exporting or grow their exports to Latvia. In this section, you’ll find an quick description of Latvia as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.
Message from the Ambassador
“Welcome to the business pages of the U.S. Mission to Latvia. The United States enjoy a dynamic and growing trade relationship with Latvia. With its stable political and economic environment, and geographic location on Russia’s border, Latvia can serve as an excellent entry point for U.S. companies seeking to export or invest in the European Union, as well as to export into Russia and Central Asia. The U.S. Embassy in Riga works hard to support and build the strong bilateral trade and investment ties between the United States and Latvia. To support these efforts we work closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce, providing branded trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy services to American companies looking for partners in Latvia. In addition, we enjoy fruitful relationships with the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia, both trusted partners. We actively promote the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyers Program bringing Latvian companies over to the United States to learn what America has to offer. In addition, we actively support the “SelectUSA” program to promote investment opportunities in the United States. Please explore our business pages, find out how we can assist your business and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions” – Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit.