The Association of the Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA) is a non-governmental organisation that since 1995 brings together companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of the following products: pharmaceuticals, chemicals and chemical agents, rubber compounds, paints, varnishes and construction chemicals, detergents and cleansing products, cosmetics and general consumption product. Also Association includes research and service companies.
Operations of the Association are devoted to development of innovations and products with high added value, promoting cooperation of the companies within the sector. The Association of the Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry works also to develop and support dialogue between companies and policy makers in the industry, as well as promote competitiveness and innovation indicators within the industry.
The Association of the Latvian Manufacturers of Medicines (LZRA) was created in 1995, when the largest manufacturers of pharmaceutical products joined forces.
In 2000 Association expanded its activities attracting companies engaged also in other sectors of the chemical industry and the name of Association was changed – becoming the Association of the Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA).
In 2018 the Association of the Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry started rebranding of the graphic identity.
MissionMission of the Association is to develop life science and materials science industries in Latvia, and increase competitiveness of the related sectors.
VisionBe a driving force of innovations, growth and competition and promote sustainability of Latvia, creating products and services with high added value.
- Represent interests of members in the state and municipal institutions, organisations of entrepreneurs and employees, international organisations and public in general.
- Promote competitiveness of the members of Association on the national and international scale, develop business environment driven towards growth and innovations.
Main types of activity
- Promotion of the recognition and prestige of members;
- Involvement in the development of conceptual and strategic documents for the development of industry;
- Involvement in the development and improvement of laws and regulations of the industry;
- Participation in the upgrading of the preparation of the specialists of industry;
- Provision of consultations for the members of Association in the professional legislation area;
- Organising of events to increase competitiveness of the members and raise qualification of the specialists of the related field;
- Promotion of cooperation between companies, organisations of the related Industries, scientific-research institutions, educational establishments in Latvia and abroad, promoting involvement of members in cooperation projects and inclusion into global supply chains;
- Promotion of the Good Practice exchange, protection against unfair competition;
- Participation in the organisations of entrepreneurs and events in Latvia and abroad to promote internationalisation of the parties within the industry.
Goal is to support studies, developing new products and technologies in the industry, launching them into manufacturing and promoting cooperation of the research and manufacturing sector, as well as increasing of the competitiveness of entrepreneurs in the industry.
Life Science Cluster of Latvia LifeScience.lv promotes cooperation of entrepreneurs of the pharmacy and related sectors in the development of products with high added value, boosting of sales and productivity of these products, thus promoting also competitiveness in the foreign markets.
Implementing training projects, raising of professional qualification of the employees of the sector in the areas significant to the sector is performed, thus making their work more productive and developing commercial operations, raising competitiveness of the companies of the sector in local and international markets.
Is a global voluntary initiative, within its frameworks the companies of the chemical sector cooperates with the associations to promote their performance in the health, safety and environment areas, as well as increasing confidence and trust to the industry.
Chairman of the Board
“PharmIdea, Ltd.”, Riga Technical University
Members of the Board
Andris Oskars Brutāns
JSC “Valmieras stikla šķiedra”
Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
“Kinetics Nail Systems, Ltd.”
JSC “Madara Cosmetics”
Raina Dūrēja Dombrovska
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