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Message from Ambassador McCarthy

I would like to welcome U.S. and Lithuanian businesses to this site to learn about trade and investment opportunities in both countries.  As we prepare to begin discussions to deepen U.S.-EU integration significantly through the Trade and Investment Partnership, it is important to reaffirm the key role that trade and investment play in promoting economic growth.

The United States Embassy in Vilnius helps American companies export to Lithuania, helps Lithuanian companies invest in the United States, and encourages policies that support and protect U.S. investment.  In this effort, we provide advice and counsel to companies and press for policies and regulations that establish a level and fair playing field.  We work with key partners here in Lithuania, regionally, at the EU level and across the Atlantic to encourage business growth and opportunity.

Our team of professionals at the embassy, including the political-economic, consular and public affairs sections, focus on this broad commercial engagement agenda.  We work closely with Lithuanian authorities so that U.S. companies can compete, collaborate to enhance the investment climate, and promote trade to boost U.S. exports to the country and the region, in line with the objectives of our National Export Initiative.  We seek opportunities to enhance contacts between Lithuanian and American entrepreneurs, as they seek to foster innovation and growth in both of our economies. 

We look forward to collaborating with business and welcome suggestions for improving our services.

Recent Events

  • No Longer Business as Usual: U.S. Sanctions
    No Longer Business as Usual: U.S. Sanctions

    President Obama has issued three Executive Orders and we have imposed targeted sanctions on three tranches of persons most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine and those who have provided material support to Russian leadership. 

  • FAS Attache Michael Henney Attends AgroBalt Exbition
    FAS Attache Michael Henney Attends AgroBalt Exbition

    On April 4th, Foreign Agricultural Service's Attache Michael Henney visited Lithuania to participate in AgroBalt, the largest agricultural exhibition in the Baltic region. Mr. Henney shared his thoughts about possibilities for U.S.-Lithuanian cooperation in agricultural business and prospects of the growing agricultural markets of the Baltic region. 

  • New Opportunities for Lithuanian Startups
    New Opportunities for Lithuanian Startups

    On January 9th, Ambassador McCarthy participated in a press conference organized by the largest business accelerator in Baltics, "Startup Highway", which officially announced a new partnership between "Startup Highway" and one of the best universities in the world - UC Berkley.  Photo Gallery »

  • DAS Murray visits Lithuania
    DAS Murray visits Lithuania

    On December 7th, Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary visited Lithuania and toured Kinze Manufacturing. 

  • Ambassadors Host Webinar on the Transportation and Logistics in the Baltics
    Ambassadors Host Webinar on the Transportation and Logistics in the Baltics

    On November 12th, the U.S. Ambassadors to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania co-hosted a business webinar focusing on the transportation and logistics sector in the Baltics. As part of the State Department’s “Direct Line to American Business” program, the hour-long discussion provided an opportunity for U.S. businesses to speak directly with the Ambassadors about export and investment opportunities in the three countries.  Photo Gallery »

  • Lithuania jumps 10 places to 17th in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report
    Lithuania jumps 10 places to 17th in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report

    On October 29th, World Bank published Ease of Doing Business Report, where Lithuania leapfrogged by 10 places to 17th in the global comparison with other countries. Overall, the report said 114 economies all over the world significantly stepped up their pace of improving business regulations - an 18% improvement from the previous year. 

  • American-Lithuanian Business Council on Business Mission in Vilnius
    American-Lithuanian Business Council on Business Mission in Vilnius

    The Embassy of the United States of America welcomed the American-Lithuanian Business Council (ALBC) in Vilnius on October 28 and 29, 2013. ALBC President Eric Stewart lead the delegation of 13 corporate executives from six American-based, international companies which are actively engaged in Lithuania.  

  • U.S. Trade Representative to the E.U. visits Vilnius
    U.S. Trade Representative to the E.U. visits Vilnius

    On September 9th, U.S. Trade Represenatative to the European Union Elena Bryan, who is currently involved with the TTIP negotiation process, visited Vilnius to meet with government officials and share her views on the current state the future of transatlantic economic relationship.  Video »

  • SelectUSA introduced to Lithuanian Business
    SelectUSA introduced to Lithuanian Business

    On September 9th, Deputy Executive Director of SelectUSA within the U.S. Department of Commerce Aaron Brickman met with more than 30 representatives of Lithuanian business community to introduce SelectUSA initiative as well as speak about the U.S. investment climate and reasons why the U.S. is a good place to invest.  Video »

  • American Chamber of Commerce hosts its largest Independence Day Celebration ever
    American Chamber of Commerce hosts its largest Independence Day Celebration ever

    On July 4th, approximately 1,400 people attended AmCham’s annual Independence Day celebration, AmCham’s largest celebration to date. The celebration included a presentation of the colors by the marine security detachment and welcoming remarks by Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Anne Hall to a crowd dressed in red, white and blue.  Photo Gallery »

Contact Us

  • United States Embassy Vilnius
    Akmenų g. 6
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    LT-03106

    Tel: +370 5 266 5500
    Fax: +370 5 266 5510
    Email: WebEmailVilnius@state.gov

    Sean Murray, Economic and Political Associate
    Tel: +370 5 266 5517
    Email: MurraySC@state.gov

    Jonas Vasilevičius, Commercial Specialist
    Tel: +370 5 266 5671
    Email: VasileviciusJ@state.gov

U.S. Approaches to Innovation

  • U.S. Approaches to Innovation

Partnership with UP Global

  • Partnership wih UP Global

Trade and Investment Partnership

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Select USA

  • Select USA

Business USA

  • A centralized, multi-agency one-stop shop for everything related to business in the USA.

Direct Line for American Business

  • Direct Line for American Business

BIDS

  • Business Information Database System

Overseas Security Advisory Council

  • Overseas Security Advisory Council

Global Enterpreneurship Program

  • Global Enterpreneurship Program

STEM @ State

  • “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the Department of State

Report IP Theft

  • Report IP Theft