Report on Networking Breakfast with Director General of the State Revenue Service – Ms Ilze Cirule
03.02.2017


The Cancham in cooperation with the ICCL presented a Networking Breakfast with the Director General of the State Revenue Service – Ms Ilze Cirule at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija Hotel’s 27th floor, on Thursday 2nd February at 8.30.

Ms Cirule provided the opportunity for participants to speak to her during informal discussions during breakfast prior to the official part. During her presentation, Ms Cirule outlined plans for the strategic development of the State Revenue Service (VID), the main principles in cooperating with clients and interested parties, the possible types and models for cooperation, and spelled out the priorities for action in 2017. The emphasis was on a friendlier and more understanding approach to business, particularly with small and medium businesses, with VID providing a more consultative role. She also indicated that this required a modification of the approach used by VID personnel and an analysis of VID procedures and practices to streamline operations to provide greater effectivity.

From our part, we in the business community recognize that if we are not part of the solution, we could be part of the problem, and hence offered our assistance and collaboration to Ms Cirule in dealing with her objectives. This is in line with the CanCham’s Governance Program which states its objectives as being to consider actions to be taken to deal with troublesome government laws, regulations and/or practices.  We hope to establish effective means of collaboration, and wish Ms Cirule success in her efforts to reform VID for everyone’s benefit.

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