The Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (VPPAR) brings together more than 450 members, including the region's largest companies as well as representatives of medium and small businesses. VPPAR represents the interests of entrepreneurs in the Vilnius regions and works for the development of business in them. VPPAR actively participates in various international projects and programmes to promote the development of small and medium-sized businesses and exports.
Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA has been a member of Vilnius Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts since 1996. The interests of the members of the association are represented in the VPPAR by Audronė Kumelienė, member of the Presidium, and Liudmila Zumerienė, member of the Presidium.
LITHUANIAN BUSINESS CONFEDERATION - LVK -
Lithuanian Business Confederation is the largest business organisation uniting service, trade and high-tech companies. ICC Lithuania is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce- ICC and participates in the World Chamber Federation. The Confederation represents more than 1,500 companies and 19 business associations.
Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA has been a member of Lithuanian Business Confederation since 2005. The interests of its members are represented in the Confederation by Vice-Presidents Dainius Petravičius and Arūnas Bertašius and Presidium member Arijus Ramonas.
LITHUANIAN CONFEDERATION OF INDUSTRIALISTS
The Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists (LPK) is a non-political public organisation independent of the state. The LPK pursues its policies independently. The Confederation has a significant influence on the Seimas and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. Currently, the LPK unites 39 branch associations and 8 regional associations, representing more than 2700 companies of different profiles. However, there are also members of the LPK who are not members of any association and who have joined the Confederation individually. The Confederation includes not only the majority of manufacturing companies, but also banks, trading companies, foreign companies, research institutes and educational institutions. The activities of LPK members cover all major industries - almost all goods produced in Lithuania are their products.
Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA has been a member of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists since - year. The interests of the association's members are represented in the LPK by its President Tautginas Sankauskas and Vice President Darius Brekys.
MUNICIPALITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
The Customs Consultative Committee (hereinafter referred to as "CCC") was established in 2000 with the aim of improving the business environment and strengthening cooperation between Customs and the business community. The FCC examines the legislation regulating customs activities, its practical application, draft legislation, and issues of relevance to business in the field of customs activities.
The MCC is composed of the MCC Council, authorised representatives of associated business structures and MCC regional sub-committees. The MCC is chaired by the Chairman, the Director General of the Customs Department (hereinafter referred to as "DCO"). The work of the MCC is coordinated by one representative of each of the state institutions and business associations.
Regional sub-committees have been established in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda territorial customs offices.
The interests of the members of the Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders' Association are represented in the FCC by the President Tautginas Sankauskas and the members of the Presidium Liudmila Zumerienė and the Vice President Arūnas Bertašius.
MKK Vilnius Regional Subcommittee is represented by Vice President Ignas Puluikis, Vice President Dainius Petravičius and Presidium Member Mindaugas Pivoriūnas
MKK Kaunas Regional Subcommittee is represented by Presidium Member Arijus Ramonas
MKK Klaipėda Regional Subcommittee is represented by Presidium Member Arijus Ramonas
LINEKA AND STATE PARTNERSHIPS
LINKA, together with other business organisations, state and municipal institutions, participates in the processes of lawmaking, development, harmonisation and improvement of legislation. The Association is represented in various committees on improvement of business conditions, investment promotion under the Government, the Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs and Transport and Communications, participates in bilateral intergovernmental commissions on economic cooperation and other working groups.