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Business in Portugal, Lisbon

Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Portugal. Portuguese Economy. Lisbon (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Portuguese Republic
  2. Portuguese Economy
  3. Portuguese Foreign Trade
    1. International relations of Portugal with Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, America, Asia
    2. Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)
    3. Importance of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
  4. Invest in Portugal
  5. Main Portuguese Companies
  6. Case Studies:
    1. PORTUCEL SOPORCEL Group
    2. Efacec Group
    3. Portugal Telecom
  7. Access to the Portuguese Market
  8. Business Plan for Portugal

Portuguese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Portugal and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
  3. As a member of the European Union, Portugal is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, MERCOSUR, Chile, South Korea, India, Mexico, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey
  4. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  5. Cotonou Agreement: Africa-European Union

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in Portugal” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Portuguese economy and international trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Portuguese Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Portugal with the country of the student
  4. To understand the importance of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
  5. To know the Portuguese trade agreements as a member of the European Union
  6. To develop a business plan for the Portuguese Market

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Portugalbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

European Union, Master Doctorate Business Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Portuguese Students

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Foreign Trade)

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Portugal Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Portugal Study, Master in International Business in French Portugal

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Portugal”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Subject - Doing Business in Portugal.

The Portuguese Republic (Europe)

  1. Portuguese Capital: Lisbon
  2. Area of Portugal: 92,212 square kilometres
  3. Portuguese Population: 10.46 million people
  4. Official Language: Portuguese
  5. Border with Spain
  6. Portuguese Government: Unitary semi-presidential Constitutional Republic
  7. The Portuguese Republic has significant cultural and historical with Latin America, especially with Brazil.
    1. Also to its former colonies: Macau, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe
  8. Abolition of Slavery in Portugal: 1869

Religion: Catholicism (Christianity)

Portugal belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

Portuguese Economy

  1. Portuguese GDP (nominal): 229,948 million dollars
  2. One of the most important features of the economic structure of the Portuguese Republic is the services sector dominance
  3. The Portuguese Services sector contribute 73.6% to gross value added (GVA) and represent 59.3% of the labour market
  4. The global economic and financial crisis caused a domestic demand contraction
  5. The main products of Portugal are textile, footwear, auto parts, chemicals, wood, cork oak, paper, metals, dairy products, wine, porcelain...

Portuguese Foreign Trade

  1. The Portuguese market has only 10.6 million people, but there are more than 249.6 million people who speak Portuguese worldwide (the fifth most spoken language in the world: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Macau...)
    1. These countries have significant trade relations with Portugal
    2. Foreign companies investing in Portugal can easily access to these markets
  2. The Portuguese Republic has a nominal growth of 11% in exports of products and services
  3. The Portuguese largest trading partner is Spain (23.5% of Portuguese exports)
  4. As a member of the European Union, Portugal benefits of the EU Free trade agreements: Morocco, Mexico, Andean Community, Central America, Korea, India, etc.

International Economic Relations of Portugal

  1. European Union (EU)
  2. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (Portugal) (ASEM)
  3. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  4. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  5. Inter-American Development Bank (Non-borrowing country)
  6. Organisation of American States (OEA)
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Asian Development Bank
  9. International Monetary Fund
  10. OECD Anti-corruption Measures (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  11. Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP)
  12. Group of States against Corruption
  13. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  14. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  15. World Bank
  16. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)

Portugal is also an observer country in the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Portugal:
Generalised System of Preferences (GSP, Course)

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (Course)



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