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Business in Latvia, Riga

Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Latvia. Riga (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Latvia (European Union)
  2. Latvian Economy
  3. Doing Business in Riga
  4. Latvian Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Latvia
  6. Access to the Latvian Market
  7. Business Plan for Latvia
Transport Corridors related to Latvia
  1. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)
  2. Access to the
    1. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
    2. Pan-European Corridor II
    3. Pan-European Corridor IX

Latvian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Latvia and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
  3. As a member of the European Union, Latvia is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey
  4. Council of the Baltic Sea States

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in Latvia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Latvian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Latvian Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Latvia with the country of the student
  4. To know the Latvian free trade agreements as a member of the European Union (EU)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Latvian Market

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Latviabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

European Union, Master Doctorate Business Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Latvian Students

Online Students, Master in International Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Letonia Study, Master in International Business in French Lettonie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Letónia.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Latvia”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)





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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Latvia

The Republic of Latvia (Europe)

  1. Latvian Capital: Riga
  2. Official Language of Latvia: Latvian
  3. Latvian Area: 64,590 square kilometres
  4. Latvian Population: 2 million people
  5. Type of Government of Latvia: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Latvia: Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus,
  7. Independence of Latvia from the Soviet Union: 1991

Religion in Latvia: Christianity

  1. Protestantism: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church (35%)
  2. Catholicism (25%)
  3. Orthodoxy (20%)

Latvia belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea) Course

Economy of Latvia.

  1. The Republic of Latvia is ranked 21st in the world (Index of Ease of Doing Business, World Bank)
  2. Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are the so-called Baltic Tigers
  3. According to the Human Development Report (United Nations), Latvia belongs to the very high human development countries group
  4. Financial crisis in 2008-2009
  5. Latvian GDP (nominal): 41,005 million dollars
  6. GDP per capita of Latvia: 16,620 dollars
  7. Latvian Currency: Euro (2014)
  8. Latvia is a member of the European Union since 2004
  9. Headquarters of the Office of the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC Office): Riga (Latvia)
  10. The main Latvian economic sectors are tourism, agriculture, textiles and steel metallurgy
  11. The privatisation process in Latvia has virtually ended

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Latvian Foreign Trade

  1. The main Latvian Exports are foods, wood and wood products, metals, machinery and equipment, textiles
  2. Top Export Markets: The United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany
  3. The main Latvian imports: machinery and equipment, consumer goods, chemical products, fuels
  4. The main suppliers of Latvia: Russia, Germany and Lithuania
  5. As a member of the European Union, Latvia is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, South Korea, Peru, the ASEAN, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia...

Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany), master

International Economic Relations of Latvia

  1. European Union
  2. International Chamber of Commerce
  3. Regional Cooperation Council
  4. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  5. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  6. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  7. International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  8. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)
  9. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  10. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission
  11. United Nations (UN)
  12. World Bank (WB)
  13. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  14. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  15. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  16. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  17. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

Latvia is an observer country of the Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Latvia:
Council Baltic Sea States (e-Master)

Regional Cooperation Council (e-Master, Europe)



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