Become a member

FICIL invites applications from companies and business associations. We appreciate you giving this matter your careful consideration and we will give full consideration to your nominations.

New members are selected by the vote of existing members of the Council after considering the recommendation from the Executive Board. When admitting corporate members, the Council follows the principle that the Council’s corporate membership shall, as much as possible, broadly represent the foreign direct investment in Latvia by its countries of origin and industries.

Upon examining membership application, the FICIL Executive Board reserves the right to reject any applicant who’s current or past activities, in its judgement, in any way bring discredit or disrepute to FICIL’s reputation.

Benefits of Membership

Corporate value:

  • Be a part of an organization that stands for sustainable and predictable business environment;
  • Contribute to an organization that is a trusted and respected partner to the Government and an opinion leader driving the business environment;
  • Impact and influence the development of business environment in Latvia.

Personal value:

  • Access to a wide network of professionals from other businesses and from the public sector;
  • Personal learning and development by contributing to a work group and/or being a FICIL Board member.

FICIL Activities:

  • Executive Board meetings;
  • Member meetings;
  • Work groups focussed on specific issues;
  • FICIL Sentiment Index;
  • High Council Meetings with the Government;
  • Contribution in work groups at ministries and in Parliament.

Membership Criteria

Business enterprises

To be considered for membership a company should:

  • Be a legal entity of good standing, not involved in any activities considered detrimental by the FICIL Executive Board.
  • Have invested at least EUR 1 000 000 in Latvia or provide professional services billed annually at EUR 1 000 000 within Latvia.
  • Have at least 25 % of fixed capital owned by foreign entity(ies) or individual(s).
  • Not be a monopoly, or more than 50% owned by Latvian national or municipal government.
  • Have active operations in Latvia.
  • Observe transparency and good corporate governance in its operations.
  • Commit to active participation by its senior management in FICIL’s work.

Associate Members

To be considered for membership, the prospective associated members should be duly organized non-government business associations representing significant international investment groups in Latvia. The FICIL’s associated members are entitled to exercise the same rights as members.