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World Leading Companies Move to Porto & Lisbon

World Leading Companies Move to Porto & Lisbon

There are some big companies setting up technology hubs in Porto and Lisbon, including Mercedes-Benz, Google and Amazon. The Portuguese Government has bent over backward to create a more business friendly environment for foreign companies, costs are typically low...

Leather goods sourcing from Portugal

Leather goods sourcing from Portugal

We have been helping companies to source leather goods from Portugal for 12 years and there has been a very noticeable increase in demand for production for premium quality leather bags (and similar products) over the last couple of years. The Portuguese leather...

Used Port wine barrels for craft distilleries

Used Port wine barrels for craft distilleries

Portugal is famous for being the home of Port wine, but of late there has been a massive increase in demand from craft distilleries to get hold of the used wooden barrels that the Port wine is aged in, because of the sweet fruity flavour that they can add to a whisky....

Minimum wage in Portugal

Minimum wage in Portugal

In 2014 a widely supported plan was put in place to increase the minimum monthly wage gradually from its then level of €485 net, both to reduce poverty levels and in an effort to increase domestic consumer spending. Now in 2018, the minimum wage has increased to €580...

Selling products to Portugal

Selling products to Portugal

We are based in the north of Portugal - getting here is easy thanks to fantastic airport connections out of Porto airport, but how should you go about selling your products here? At PortugalWorks we are able to offer assistance to foreign firms looking to break into...

Investment in the Portuguese Interior

Investment in the Portuguese Interior

Over the last couple of years, the performance of the Portuguese economy has been somewhat better than expected given the slightly shambolic nature of the coalition currently in charge (it is blend of centre-left, left-left and communists). Predictably enough the...

Portugal’s tourism sector still booming

Portugal’s tourism sector still booming

The evolution of Portugal’s tourism sector over the last 10 years is quite extraordinary – 10 years ago, Portugal had little more to offer than package holidays in the Algarve, but since then there has been a revolution. Lead by low-cost flights to Lisbon and Porto...

Finding a distributor in Portugal

Finding a distributor in Portugal

If you are looking for some help to find the right distributor for your products in Portugal, then the team at PortugalWorks can help you to find the right partner to allow you to penetrate the Portuguese market. With our partners at the Infeira business consultancy,...

10 World Leading Companies from Portugal

10 World Leading Companies from Portugal

Portugal has had its fair share of problems over the last 50 years or so, not least of which has been overcoming the legacy of a brutal dictatorship from the revolution in 1974 when democracy was established. So the current day Portuguese economy. So the current