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The Latvian Export Import Directory (Exim) is a foreign trade portal designed by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. The goal of this portal is to provide exchange of information about import and export facilities for Latvian and foreign entrepreneurs over the internet. This site provides an export-oriented online database with four major components including company listings, trade proposals, business events, and market information.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Electronic Communications Office regulates the telecommunications sector in Latvia. The office issues operation permits, manages the radio frequency spectrum, resolves disputes among consumers and operators, and develops new communications technology. Its site contains basic information about the office itself, its activities and functions, and its commercial services. Links to related international institutions are also available in the "international cooperation" section of the website.
The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) is in charge of the oversight and regulation of the Latvian financial services industry. The site contains relevant information regarding the commission itself, financial markets, licensing, legislation, statistics, as well as aggregate news and publications.
The National Electronic Mass Media Council regulates the electronic media sector in Latvia by registering broadcasting permits to operators, resolving disputes between consumers and operators, ensuring appropriateness of broadcasts to protect viewers, and promoting competitiveness in the industry.
The State Agency of Medicines of Latvia (SAMLV) implements local and international legislation to ensure that human medicines and medical devices are safe and efficient. SAMLV provides objective information on medicines while ensuring inspection, accreditation, and certification of drug manufacturers and distributors.The SAMLV site contains information about pharmaceutical legislation, services provided by the agency, and recent news posts related to the agency's activities.
The main focus of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to create a favorable business environment, represent the economic interests of Latvia's enterprise, and office promotional business services. The chamber offers export consultation, information on incoming trade missions, as well as training, seminars, and conferences, all of which are detailed on this website. Although this is the English version, a majority of site content is written in Latvian.
The Latvia Ministry of Foreign Affairs website provides information on Latvian domestic and foreign policy issues including foreign policy news, current news, and trade policy guidelines on imports and exports. There are also links available for users to web resources relevant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.