Businesses are invited to participate in a seminar on CETA and business opportunities in Canada

17.03.2017. 15:59

On 21 March from 14:00 to 16:00, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a seminar on CETA and business opportunities in Canada. In the seminar, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and the LCCI will present business opportunities created by the CETA agreement for Latvian companies, state aid in entering new markets, as well as the planned trade missions.

The seminar will be opened by the Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Latvia, Alain Hausser.

CETA is the most up-to-date trade agreement ever negotiated by the European Union. It not only ensures market access on 99% tariff lines, but will also simplify procedures, speed up the information exchange, ensure access to services sector and public procurements. CETA will enable Latvian entrepreneurs to diversify their export markets. Latvia has a positive trade balance with Canada and in 2016 the amount of export was twice the amount of import.

Businesses are invited to apply for the seminar until 19 March, by registering at:

The event will be held in Latvian. Venue – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kr. Valdemāra iela 3.

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