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Support programme: Promotion of International Competitiveness (in Latvian, Starptautiskās konkurētspējas veicināšana)

Typical profile of support recipient: a company with strong product or service which is willing to expand into international market. Usually, this company is seeking for opportunities to build a business network abroad and to introduce it product/service into foreign markets.

The programme nurtures competitiveness of Latvian companies and entrepreneurs. The provided support ranges between EUR 15,000 and 200,000 per recipient, and financing intensity varies between 80% and 100%.

Support can be provided for the following activities, among others:

  • Participations in nationals and international exhibitions with own stall/booth
  • Participation in entrepreneurship-related conferences un seminars abroad, if participant gives a presentation about their product or service
  • Participation in trade mission abroad
  • Participation in international visits of high government officials of Latvian
  • Evaluation of production and product compliance
  • Consultations with LIAA representatives abroad

To know more about the programme, please reach out to:
jautajumi@liaa.gov.lv

Important to remember:

  1. There are four industries which some of above mentioned programmes cannot support:
  • NACE G: WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
  • NACE K: FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE ACTIVITIES
  • NACE L: REAL ESTATE ACTIVITIES
  • NACE R: ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION

(check the NACE industry classification here).

     2. For some of the above mentioned programmes, de minimis criterion applies.

To know more about these and other restrictions, please reach out to:
Ms. Olga Babina
olga.babina@liaa.gov.lv