EENI Global Business School
Business in Portugal, Lisbon

Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Portugal. Portuguese Economy. Lisbon

  1. Introduction to the Portuguese Republic
  2. Portuguese Economy
  3. Portuguese Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
    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

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in” Portugal” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Portuguese economy and international trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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

Isabel dos Santos, Angolan Businesswoman, Richest African Women (Angola)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Portugal” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational 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, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Portuguese Students

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates 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 “International Trade and Business in” Portugal”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week




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Description - Doing Business in Portugal.

European Union-MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay) Free Trade Agreement

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

European Union Single Market. Free movement of people, services, capitals and goods

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)

European Central Bank (ECB). Eurozone. EU Economic and Monetary Union

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...

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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.


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