Member type: Full Member (through Cefic) + RCLG
The Latvian chemical and pharmaceutical industry produces a large variety of chemicals for all manufacturing sectors, led by production of generic drugs. Total output of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry accounts for more than 5% of national GDP, and over 69% of output is exported. The industry also manufactures a wide range of products for internal use, from natural cosmetics, soaps, construction chemicals, and paints, to natural extracts for pharmaceutical use, and glass fiber production for the engineering plastics sector. Latvia’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry also has considerable strengths in the field of scientific research.
The Association of Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA) currently has 42 members which represent about 65% of total industry turnover and employ more than 50% of the workforce. 99% of members are SMEs; most of industry consists of micro enterprises. 10 members have signed up to Responsible Care.
LAKIFA’s main activities and goals are to represent its members and protect their interests in dealings with government, agencies and local authorities; organizations such as the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and the Chamber of Trade and Industry; and with workers organizations. Its aim is to actively promote the industry’s development based on economic and social growth, to cooperate with similar international organisations and participate in related activities.
Association of Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA)
Phone: +37 1672 986 83
Fax: +37 167298693
Responsible care & HSE manager