Getting Started in Latvia

U.S. exporters seeking general export information/assistance or country-specific commercial information should consult with their nearest Export Assistance Center or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Information Center at (800) USA-TRADE, or go to the following website:

U.S. Embassy Riga can provide the following services to U.S. companies:

International Partner Search (IPS)

The International Partner Search (IPS) provides a report on qualified overseas agents, distributors, manufacturers, representatives, joint venture partners, licensees, franchises, or strategic partners who have examined a U.S. company’s materials and expressed an interest in the company’s products, services, or licenses, or expressed an interest in otherwise partnering with the company.

International Company Profile (ICP)

The ICP is designed to help U.S. companies enter international business relationships with confidence. ICPs provide background checks on overseas companies that provide U.S. firms with information to help assess foreign firms as business partners.

Gold Key Matching Service

This is a program of pre-qualified business appointments, with Latvian companies that have expressed a definite interest, and with key people in those companies.

Contact Lists

Contact List is a service that provides U.S. companies with a product-specific list of potential agents, distributors or importers in the Latvian market. The list is compiled using post expertise and local databases.

Public Procurement Opportunities in Latvia

The U.S. Mission to the European Union has developed a database of public procurement tenders published in the Official Journal of the European Union: the Mission has selected all tenders that are open to US firms under the terms of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).

To search for public procurement opportunities in EU please visit CS EU Tenders Database.

Visas, Passports, and other Consular Services

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