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Business in Portugal. Portuguese Economy, Lisbon

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Syllabus of the Subject

Portuguese Foreign Trade. International Relations of Portugal: Africa, America. Lisbon

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

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

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

  1. To analyze the Portuguese economy and global trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Portuguese Market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Portugal with the student's country
  4. To understand the importance of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
  5. To know the Portuguese trade agreements as a member of the EU
  6. To develop a business plan for the Portuguese Market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Portugal” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Portugal Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Portugal Study Doctorate in International Business in French Portugal.

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

Business in Portugal.

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Portuguese Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Portugal and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. Economic and Monetary Union
    2. European Customs Union
    3. European Single Market
    4. The EU Services Directive
    5. European Digital Single Market
    6. As a member of the EU, Portugal is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements
  3. SELA
  4. Africa-EU
  5. ALADI (observer)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. Hamburg Rules
  5. CMR Convention (UN)
  6. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  7. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  8. BIC
  9. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  10. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  11. ICS
  12. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

The EU and Their Institutions

European Organizations:

  1. European Union
    1. Group of States against Corruption
    2. ECB
    3. EIB
  2. UNECE
  3. OSCE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (Non-borrowing country)
  2. OEA
  3. Asia-Europe Meeting
  4. ECLAC
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Asian Development Bank
  7. IMF
  8. UN
  9. Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP)
  10. WTO
  11. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  12. WB

  1. Portuguese Capital: Lisbon
  2. Area of the Portuguese Republic (Europe): 92,212 km²
  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).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Portugal belongs to the 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...

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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)

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