From 10-11 May 2023, the Counsellor of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia at the Embassy of Latvia in China Mr Helmuts Kols, participated in the 7th Global Cross-Border E-commerce Conference (GCBEC) in Zhengzhou, Henan province.
The event was hosted by the Zhengzhou Municipal People’s Government and the Department of Commerce of Henan province and supported by the China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Cooperation (CEATEC) and Zhengzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone.
At the Digital Empowered Automotive Industry Outbound Development Forum, Mr Kols introduced the connectivity developments via Latvia and the opportunities Latvia can provide for Chinese e-commerce and automotive enterprises in planning and organising sales, including vehicle and spare parts distribution, as well as warehouse and potential assembly facility establishment in Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja seaports to service via Latvia the world’s largest single market - the European Union.
The Ministry of Transport Republic of Latvia is the responsible authority in charge of organising and coordinating the development and implementation of the State policy in the field of Electric Vehicles (EV) in Latvia, as well as through State Joint Stock Company “Road Traffic Safety Directorate” (CSDD) to establish and maintain the EV infrastructure in Latvia. CSDD is cooperating with Chinese manufacturers for vehicle and component approvals according to the European Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regulations.
Source: GCBEC, 2023.