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Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Latvia. Riga.

  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 in Latvia;
  6. Access to the Latvian Market;
  7. Business Plan for Latvia.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in” Latvia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Latvian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Latvian Market;
  3. To analyze 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;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Latvian Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Latvia” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate (DIB): European Business, World Trade.

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Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

European Union, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorate in International Business adapted to the Latvian Students.

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  1. Credits of the Subject “International Trade and Business in” Latvia”: 1 ECTS;
  2. Duration: one week.

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Latvian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Latvia and the European Economic Area;
  2. European Union
    1. European Customs Union;
    2. European Single Market;
    3. EU Services Directive;
    4. European Digital Single Market;
    5. As a member of the European Union, Latvia is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements.
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS);
  4. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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

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  1. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT);
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI);
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG);
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
  2. World Customs Organization (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE);
  4. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN);
  5. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  6. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD);
  7. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT);
  8. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF);
  9. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  10. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, Chicago Convention);
  11. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC);
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention).
  12. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  13. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member.

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European Trade and Economic Organizations of Latvia

  1. European Union
    1. European Central Bank;
    2. European Investment Bank (EIB);
    3. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
    4. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO);
    5. EU-CELAC Summit.
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
  3. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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Global Organizations:

  1. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures.
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN);
    3. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  3. World Bank (WB);
  4. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF);
  6. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

European Union Single Market. Free movement of people, services, capitals and goods

The Republic of Latvia (Europe).

  1. Latvian Capital: Riga;
  2. Official Language of Latvia: Latvian;
  3. Latvian Area: 64,590 square kilometers;
  4. Latvian Population: 2 million people;
  5. Type of Government of Latvia: Parliamentary Republic;
  6. Borders of Latvia: Estonia, Lithuania 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 Civilization (European Economic Area).

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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 privatization process in Latvia has virtually ended.

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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...

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