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Doing business in Latvia

Explore the key issues for doing business abroad, from setting up a business in COUNTRY NAME to understanding the local business environment. Find guides and other resources to support your organisation's global growth.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Latvia
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Latvia company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Latvia
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Latvia
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Latvia either temporarily or permanently. Published in May 2017.

Latvia: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Latvia.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Latvia page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG)
Non-governmental membership association covering the Baltic states. The website offers a toolbox of guidance documents.

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Corporate governance
Overview of current regulations and updates covering directors and board members, shareholders, employee share ownership, remuneration policies, transparency, and financial institutions. The page links to EU Directives, recommendations and proposals.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Latvia.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

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Articles and books in the Library collection

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