Welcome to the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

NCCL is a non-profit, non-governmental membership based business association for companies with Norwegian-Latvian share capital, management or cooperation. Norway is one of the largest investors in Latvia with over 700 MEUR and the Norwegian Chamber has 110 members. We facilitate professional networking, exchange of experiences, provide relevant information and promote Norwegian companies, competence and business values. Members are invited to 35 annual business and social events with interesting topics, speakers, companies, stakeholders and networking opportunities. Please contact me to hear more about us and the value of membership. The film highligts our investments, industries, companies and experiences in Latvia.  

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Norwegian Ambassador Mr Kristian Ødegaard accredited on September 4

The new Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Kristian Ødegaard was accredited in a ceremony at the Riga Castle on 4 September. Ambassador Ødegaard discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries with the Latvian Head of State. The Ambassador looks forward to working with partners in the Latvian society and to contributing to further development of the close relationship and excellent bonds between Norway and Latvia. Photo: LETA. .. Read more >

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Welcome to new Silver member Hotel Bergs

We welcome Hotel Bergs as new Silver member. Hotel Bergs is a contemporary chic five-star hotel with 37 large designer suites, a gourmet restaurant with a lovely summer terrace, original artwork, a fitness and wellness center, elegant meeting lounges and a penthouse event space with great city views... Read more >

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Announcement to members on the Executive Directors position

Over the summer the Board has been interviewing candidates for the Executive Directors position and it is with pleasure I announce that my successor will be Ilze Garoza. Ilze Garoza has extensive experience in project management, event coordination and partnership building, both at a national and international level in non-profit organizations, educational,and research institutions, having worked for the  American Latvian Association and the World Federation of Free Latvians in Washington, DC for many years... Read more >

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Update on FICIL work groups

At the start of the new autumn season, we would like to update you on the status of FICIL work groups. Below you will find a list of our recent and active work groups and a short description of issues the group has been lately focusing on. We would like to encourage members to sign up to the work groups of their interest – this is your possibility to influence the work of FICIL. .. Read more >

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Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia Elects New Chairperson of the Board - Julia Sundberg

At the Board meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL) on 4th of July 2018 Julia Sundberg from Fortum was elected Chairperson of the FICIL’s Executive Board. In the position, Julia Sundberg will replace the previous chairperson Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščirinska who will continue to serve as a FICIL Board member. .. Read more >

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Hourly labor costs increase 9.5% in Q2 year on year

According to seasonally non-adjusted data, hourly labor costs in Latvia rose 76 cents or 9.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as compared to the same period of 2017, reaching EUR 8.82, the Central Statistical Bureau announced on Monday. According to seasonally adjusted data, hourly labor costs increased 11.5 percent... Read more >

Riga Technical University sees number of foreign students rise by a third this year

The number of foreign students enrolled at Riga Technical University (RTU) this year is by a third higher than the number of foreigners enrolled last year, LETA was told at RTU. RTU, which has been expanding its international cooperation in recent years, enrolled 1,371 students from foreign countries this year, which is a 30 percent increase against last year. .. Read more >

Latvia's industrial output up 3.6% in July

In July 2018, Latvia’s calendar-adjusted industrial output rose 3.6 percent against July 2017 at constant prices, according to the Central Statistical Bureau’s data. Production quickened 1.2 in manufacturing, 11.4 percent in mining and quarrying and 10.1 percent in power and gas supply. .. Read more >

Circle K Latvia raises turnover by 5.2% in FY

During its last fiscal year, which lasted from May 1, 2017, to April 30 2018, fuel company Circle K Latvia (formerly Statoil Fuel & Retail Latvia) turned over EUR 387.473 million, which was a 5.2 percent rise against a year before, while its profit increased 1.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 21.349 million, according to information available at Firmas.lv. .. Read more >