CanCham Canadian BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES with Europe


The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canada/European Union free trade agreement has been agreed by both Canada and the EU and is currently going through the ratification process. See This will provide major trade opportunities for EU and Canadian companies.

The Baltic region, and Latvia in particular, offer unique advantages to Canadians. We can be considered the equivalent of the Panama or Suez Canals connecting major geographic locations. Not only are we the gateway to Europe, but we also connect to Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc.). For Canadians, we are a home away from home with language skills to accommodate them (French and English) and their potential new clients, particularly Russian (because of our history). Latvia can be an effective base for operations.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (CanCham) can provide a reliable partnering experience for Canadians seeking new markets and to expand their global businesses, while providing Canadians with access to products or services from this region. The Cancham will provide local support as required.
If you are interested in any of the following:
  • exporting products or services to Europe,
  • increasing export sales to Europe,
  • finding strategic partners for development projects or INVESTMENTS in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia,
  • finding strategic partners who will assist you to enter the Russian market,
  • representing Latvian, Lithuanian or Estonian companies in Canada,
  • providing services to Latvian, Lithuanian or Estonian companies doing business in Canada,
we invite you to register with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (CanCham) by simply sending us your contact information and hopefully, in time, you will become a CanCham member as we develop a profitable working relationship. To join, please fill out the application at .
Please visit our web site at to learn about the CanCham.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me by phone at +371 29 255 223, e-mail at, or SKYPE ed.kalvins.
Best regards,
Ed Kalvins,
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia