Lithuanian consulate

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Lithuanian consulate

  1. 1. Lithuanian Trade OfficeLITHUANIA:YOUR STRATEGIC GATEWAY TO EUROPE
  2. 2. Lithuanian Trade OfficeWHY CONSIDER LITHUANIA? Location (CIS, BSR, EU) Talent Pool ICT Resources Logistics Infrastructure Business Climate Leading Industries
  3. 3. Lithuanian Trade OfficeLocation – Easy Access To Markets/Customers Established international sales channels BSR - 80% of all European freight is moved via 110 million the 3 Pan-European transport corridors crossing Lithuania Crossroads of North, East and West 2–3 Hour flight to most major CIS - European cities 250 million Great geopolitical situation EU - 340 million
  4. 4. Lithuanian Trade OfficeWorkforce – Qualified, Multilingual Staff 92% of population speak at least one foreign language (EU average is 54%) 52% of population speak two or more foreign languages (EU average is 25%) 1st in the World Competitiveness Rankings in literacy2 1st in the share of female labor force in the world2 1st in the EU for completion of secondary or higher education3 23 universities, 24 colleges, 40,000 graduates per year
  5. 5. Lithuanian Trade OfficeICT Resources Highest fiber penetration in Europe (28%) (6th in the world) Densest network of public Internet access points in Europe World’s fastest download Internet (32.4Mbps) World’s 2nd fastest upload Internet (24.4Mbps) 1st GSM penetration in Europe (147%) 92% of financial operations done via e-banking 88% declaring their income tax online
  6. 6. Lithuanian Trade OfficeLogistics Infrastructure 4 Modern international airports Northernmost ice-free seaport on the Baltic Sea Regionally best network of roads and highways Logistics represents 16% of the country’s GDP Rail line ”Saulė” - connects Lithuania and China. Deliveries arrive within 10 days Rail line “Viking” – connects Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine – EU border is cleared within 30 minutes More than 700,000 m² of logistics and warehousing facilities
  7. 7. Lithuanian Trade OfficeBusiness Climate Labor costs are four times lower than the EU average Employee turnover is only ~2% in production and ~8% in service jobs Only 9% of the employed population are are members of a trade union 5 Integrated science, R&D and business business valleys 15% Flat corporate tax rate Tax holidays in FEZ’s Modern and affordable office space
  8. 8. Lithuanian Trade OfficeLeading Industries Life Sciences Lasers and Electronics ICT Medical Devices High Value-Added Manufacturing Services
  9. 9. Global Presence in Lithuania
  10. 10. Lithuanian Trade OfficeContact UsInformationAssistanceMarket Analysis Web: www.lithuaniantradeoffice.comPartner Search E-mail:info@lithuaniantradeoffice.comGuidanceNetworkingAftercare Lithuania is a real world version of the mythical notion of Shangri-La. Representative for the city of Akron, Ohio

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