International representation

One of the LDDK’s most important tasks is to facilitate the emergence of a favourable business environment, defending regulations at the international level that facilitate entrepreneurship, the development of the private sector and the creation of jobs. The LDDK can offer substantial support to Latvia’s business community when it comes to strengthening the competitiveness of enterprises in the international environment.

The opportunity to represent interests before international organisations must be fully utilised in order to pursue potential related to a democratic society, social market economy and good governance in Latvia. In order to make full use of opportunities that relate to social dialogue at the international level, it is important to understand the organisation’s interests and responsibilities. At the international level, organisations of social partners are of particular importance in representing the interests of their members – employers and companies – when decisions are made.

Thanks to Latvia’s membership in international organisations and the international obligations that the country has undertaken, the regulatory framework for entrepreneurship is shaped by international organisations. The LDDK is actively involved in international organisations that represent the interests of employers so as to ensure the development of a favourable business environment at the international level. For this reason, the LDDK works with the government, as well as organisations of employers from other countries so as to develop bilateral and multilateral co-operation. The LDDK represents and defends the economic, social and professional interests of its members in the international arena.


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