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 enterprises, and offer 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 Nasdaq OMX Baltic Stock Exchange lists country-specific indices for the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as well as several indices for the entire Baltic region.
The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) is the main performer and coordinator of official statistical work in Latvia. Its site provides a variety of economic, demographic, social, and environmental statistics of the country.
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.
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 Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) aims to facilitate foreign investment and increase the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in both domestic and foreign markets. The site provides information about investing in Latvia such as investment opportunities, services and contacts, and key industries. The trade portion of the website contains a Latvian export and import directory, foreign trade statistics, industry profiles, and other pertinent facts about the business climate in Latvia.
Latvia's main government page includes detailed information about the president and government councils, as well as government-related press releases.
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.
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 Bank of Latvia represents the Republic of Latvia in foreign central banks and international monetary institutions. It is the sole bearer of the right to issue the national currency, banknotes, and coins in the State. The Bank of Latvia sets the official exchange rate of the national monetary unit against foreign currencies.
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 an 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.