LACC has signed joint statement with several other prominent organizations


Alongside 8 other organizations with strong business and economic ties to Latvia, LACC jointly signed an open letter to the Prime Minister, Finance Minister and other leading governmental officials that seeks to address a current punitive double taxation issue for US tax residents receiving dividends from Latvian companies.  We seek to have the Latvian government fix a disincentive for Americans to invest capital in Latvia and Latvian companies and thereby encourage additional American-Latvian economic and business growth.  


LACC and  the Latvian Exporters Association (“The Red Jackets”) have agreed to a reciprocal membership


November 22, 2022

We are happy to announce that the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and the Latvian Exporters Association (“The Red Jackets”) have agreed to a reciprocal membership to further the business interests of their members and partners.

Jānis Bergs, Co-President of LACC: “We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with The Red Jackets. By working together, both organizations will provide more value to their members and help to promote its members’ business interests.”

Mārtiņš Tiknuss, Chairman of the Board of the Red Jackets: “We will be working to organize a series of engaging and productive events to facilitate networking among and between the members of the Red Jackets and LACC. The US is an important and growing exports market for Latvia and our members, and by opening our networks to each other we will be able to provide real value to Latvian exporters and to the American consumer.”



LACC Appoints new Regional Director for the State of Illinois!
Mikus Kins has been appointed as our Regional Director for State of Illinois! . Congrats and we wish you productive work to fulfill our Mission:
The Mission of the Chamber is to promote its members’ business interests, facilitate networking and the exchange of knowledge among its members and partners, and foster trade and investment between Latvia and the United States.

 Latvia – the best location to invest in smart renewable energy

Whichever way you look at it, Latvia is the land of smart renewable energy opportunities.

Latvia is Europe’s 3rd largest manufacturer of renewable energy (Eurostat, 2019), thanks to harnessing its strong rivers in the form of clean, hydroelectric power. It’s the 2nd-greenest country in the EU based on CO2 emissions and has over 2000 specialist employees working in the field. On top of that, it’s been calculated that the Baltic Sea on Latvia’s coast has the potential to generate up to 1100 megawatts in renewable wind energy, which is currently unused. 41% of Latvia’s energy consumption comes from renewable energy, thanks to strong hydroelectric power, which is Europe’s 2nd highest rate.
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Latvia: not just a dot on the map

Latvia. What may seem like a simple dot on the map has entire constellations in it. Zoom in and explore the endless web of smaller dots that shape us: from unicorns defining both the game on the basketball court and global business landscape to women with a remarkably strong voice in management, science, and classical music. We are a hub that connects the East and the West with nothing less than one of the TOP 10 innovative airlines, and we also came up with armored vehicles loved by luxury-loving singers and Hollywood movie directors. Please, watch the video here and you are very welcome to share it within your network!

Please visit for more information or contact us at [email protected] in case there are any questions or new ideas for cooperation opportunities with Latvia.

A new way to introduce Latvia – a virtual tour and game in the phone app “Explore Latvia Expo 2020”

We invite Latvians all over the world to visit the Latvian pavilion at Expo 2020 virtually, play the game and tell their foreign friends and colleagues about it. Anyone interested now has the opportunity to have a virtual tour of the Latvian pavilion at the international exhibition “Expo 2020” in Dubai and learn more about Latvia by downloading and playing the game “Explore Latvia Expo 2020”. This is a new and interactive way to tell your friends and colleagues about Latvia. All information in the app is in English. A free ticket for a virtual tour of the Latvian pavilion “Expo 2020” in Dubai is available on the website. The interactive game “Explore Latvia Expo 2020” and the interactive tour can be downloaded from “Google Play” and “App Store” on your phone. Find out more about the fact that Latvia is the only pavilion with such a game.


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Business confidence grew in industry and retail in April –

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Police uncover suspected human trafficking at bakery company in Latvia –

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Start-ups in Latvia can now get state aid more easily –

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Belarusian businesses offered ‘fast track’ relocation to Latvia –

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