Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the links on the “Business and Trade” main page. An excellent source for business information is the Council of American States in Europe (CASE). For information specific to a particular U.S. state, please visit the Secretary of State website for that state.

The CIA World Factbook is a good source for general information about the United States. In-depths statistics can be found at the US Census Bureau.

Latvian exporters should contact the Latvian Investment and Development Agency for assistance:

Latvian Investment and Development Agency
Pērses 2
Riga, LV-1042, Latvia
Ph: +371 703-9400
Fax: +371 703-9401

Information on rules applicable to importing goods into the U.S., including customs and tariff information, can be found on the U.S. Customs & Border Protection website.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an important part of the U.S. economy, and we welcome your investments. Information about programs related to investing in the U.S. can be found on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Invest in America website.

The American Chamber of Commerce offices provide a list of American companies registered with AmCham on its website:American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia .

Sanctions are an important tool the international community uses to deter bad behavior by government actors. Information about U.S. sanctions can be found on the U.S. Treasury’s website.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides a wide range of information on patents and trademarks; including how to apply for a patent or trademark in the U.S.; what protections a patent or trademark offers; and international guarantees relating to patents and trademarks.

For information about the U.S. agricultural sector, contact the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Riga or the Agricultural Section of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw:

Michael Henney
Agriculture Attaché
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw

Tel.: +48/22 504-2336
Fax: +48/22 504-2320

Most states do have some form of international representation, although not in every European nation. The Council of American States in Europe (CASE) provides information upon individual and gives contact information as to where to reach that state’s representatives in Europe.

Click on the links below or contact the Consular Section if you require assistance with: