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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 “Doing 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
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, 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 “Doing Business in Portugal”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Subject - Doing Business in Portugal.

Portuguese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Portugal and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
    1. Economic and Monetary Union
    2. European Customs Union
    3. European Single Market
    4. EU Services Directive
    5. European Digital Single Market
    6. 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
  3. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  4. Cotonou Agreement: Africa-European Union
  5. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) (observer)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  4. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  5. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN)
  6. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  7. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  8. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  9. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  10. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC)
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  11. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  12. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member

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

European Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. European Union (EU)
    1. Group of States against Corruption
    2. European Central Bank
    3. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Global Organisations

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (Non-borrowing country)
  2. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  3. Organisation of American States (OEA)
  4. Asia-Europe Meeting (Portugal) (ASEM)
  5. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  6. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  7. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  8. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  9. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  10. Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP)
  11. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  12. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  13. World Bank (WB)

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)

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.

Example of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Portugal:

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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