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.
Ambassador McCarthy (August 18): "We believe innovation is a key engine for global prosperity. And it is crucial to our international cooperation on numerous global challenges such as climate change and energy security. "
On June 19th, Ambassador McCarthy participated it a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industries, where she spoke about the U.S. and European economic partnership in light of global economic trends.
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.
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.
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 »
On December 7th, Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary visited Lithuania and toured Kinze Manufacturing.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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