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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
On June 12th, 2013 Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. opened its first production plant abroad in Lithuania. The LTL 22 million (approx. 8.3 million USD) facility will manufacture Kinze row crop planters starting this fall for Kinze’s growing market in neighboring countries including Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary. Photo Gallery »
Senior members of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), along with a delegation of 19 business representatives, were in Vilnius May 29-31 to meet with Lithuanian government officials and business leaders in preparation for Lithuania’s assumption of the EU Council presidency.
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