The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
for Canadians and their friends in Latvia

Located in Riga, Latvia

 
Welcome to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (CanCham)
 
   

Objectives

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (CanCham) was established in 2000 to:

  • strengthen the bonds between Canada and Latvia through promoting mutual business interests;
  • increase awareness in the Latvian business community of Canadian economic and business interests, and commercial capabilities;
  • support economic and business initiatives of Canadian companies and interests in Latvia including mutually beneficial joint projects and local provision of resources, products and services where required;
  • work with the Canadian Embassy in Latvia and other organizations, and the Latvian Embassy in Canada, in identifying business opportunities and expanding business linkages between Canada and Latvia;
  • provide a social forum for the Canadian business community and to facilitate social contacts between representatives of Canadian and Latvian businesses;
  • advocate at all levels in Latvia support for the continued development of principles of fair business practice.
 
   
Business Focused Networking Events
 
CanCham organizes Canada specific events in Latvia aimed at bringing together the Canadian community living in Latvia, introducing Canadians to Latvia and Latvian businesses, and discussing issues relevant to Canadians and the local business network.
 
Business Focused Networking Events include:
 
  • “Show & Tell” – provides members with the opportunity to present their businesses to others.
  • Seminars and “CanCham Talks” provide information sharing opportunities for relevant issues.
  • “CanCham Corner” – informal get-togethers just to relax and chat, enjoy good food and strengthen relationships with business partners.
  • Core Events include Canada Day, the Canadian Thanksgiving and CanCham Christmas.
  • Events with visitors from Canada or local specialists.

Most events are open to the public. We especially welcome members of Task Force Latvia and the Canadian Armed Forces who may find particular events interesting and perhaps entertaining, and meet representatives of the local Canadian and Latvian business community.

 
   
Business Development and the DMC System
 
A DMC (destination management coordinator) is an individual or professional services company with local knowledge, expertise and resources, that organizes and implements events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.
 
The DMC System has been developed
 
  • for those interested in developing business opportunities in Latvia or Canada or
  • for those looking for professional services in Latvia or Canada
 
Requirements are normally related to:
 
  • business and trade development,
  • medical or medical tourism services or
  • sports or leisure tourism for groups.
 
How CanCham can help.
 
  • The CanCham provides its members with advice as to how to meet the previously stated requirements. This may include recommending a DMC services provider in Latvia or Canada.

For those with a requirement, simply follow the link to information request, and we will contact you to discuss what we can do for you.

 
   
The Visit Latvia Program
 
CanCham promotes Canadian business in Latvia through its "Visit Latvia" program.
 
CanCham’s “Visit Latvia” program promotes Latvia as a destination:
 
  • for those looking for professional services in Latvia or
  • for those requiring market entry support to Latvia, and
  • can apply to Latvians seeking the same in Canada.
 
Activities are related to:
 
  • business and trade development,
  • medical or medical tourism services or
  • sports (hockey, football, curling, etc.) or leisure tourism for groups.
 
The CanCham offers:
 
  • programs to meet individual needs, or
  • package programs which include defined services and can include transportation from the point of entry, accommodation, tours and entertainment, and the services of a local contact person.
 
How the CanCham can help.
 
  • The CanCham will assign a representative who provides DMC services most closely matching the requirement. A DMC (destination management coordinator) is an individual or professional services company with local knowledge, expertise, and resources, that organizes and implements events, activities, tours, transportation, and program logistics.
 
First step:
 
  • Follow the link to information request, and we will contact you to discuss what we can do for you.
 
   
Self-Promotion
 
Members may promote themselves or their business (depending on their membership level)
 
  • in the CanCham web site
  • in CanCham’s social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, X, Instagram)
  • via e-mail mailings to members or to the general database
  • at “Show & Tell” events
  • at networking events
  • through sponsoring events and activities
 
   
How to become a member:

 

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

The CanCham promotes the  Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canada/European Union free trade agreement that removes most tariffs and bureaucracy between the EU and Canada and will greatly impact small and medium sized business. 

This provides major export opportunities for EU and Canadian companies. The agreement has been approved by both EU and Canadian parliaments and entered into force provisionally on 21 September 2017, meaning most of the agreement now applies. National parliaments in EU countries – and in some cases regional ones too – will then need to approve CETA before it can take full effect.

 
   
Important Links
 
 
   
Contact Information

  • Legal and Mailing Address: Vienîbas gatve 109, Rîga, Latvija, LV-1058
  • Contact e-mail address: info@cancham.lv
 

 Upcoming events
 
Sunday, July 1st, 
 
 Significant Partners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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