Exporting & Importing in Porto & northern Portugal
The PortugalWorks team is led by Charlie Cutler, who is British but has lived in Portugal since 1998 and works for some different export businesses, including Carvalho Custom (a custom cycling & triathlon clothing business), CorkLink (a cork supplier) and PortoEvents (an events organizer for Porto and the surrounding region and HiddenPortugal (a hub for tourism information for rural Portugal). PortugalWorks is a partnership with Infeira Lda, a consultancy company, with a range of in house consultants and 25 years of experience working with Portuguese and international clients in a broad range of businesses, specializing in investments in northern Portugal.
We can help your company to sell your products in Portugal, finding clients or a distributor or we can help you to set up your production or distribution facility. Using our connections from 25 years of working in the Portuguese small and medium sized business community we can help you to penetrate the Portuguese market.
Our Latest News
The Portuguese textile sector was worth around €4.9 billion and leather €200 million in 2021 and both have been growing sales over the last decade or so. But these raw numbers do not tell the real story of the changes that have been going on in both sectors. As...read more
Around 80 kms south of Porto is the industrial city of Porto - it is one of the light engineering hubs of Portugal, but above all it is famous for making bicycles. In 2020 Portugal produced 2.6 million bicycles (half a million more than the second largest European...read more
We are launching a new site, HiddenPortugal , which is all about the less discovered corners of Portugal, to help tourists find out more about what Portugal has to offer outside of the big cities and tourist hotspots. We are looking for writers who have an intimate...read more
We are a British owned Portuguese based trading company, so writing 4 months after Brexit, we can share our insights into what it has been like trading between Portugal and the UK. The short version is that the first few weeks were a bit of a nightmare, when nobody...read more
Here we are in March 2021 and the last three months have been fairly chaotic for those trading between Britain and the EU. Stories abound of problems with border controls, with unfathomable bureaucratic requirements for seemingly mundane exports, delays and higher...read more
Writing now in peak corona virus, the Portuguese textile sector is looking rather bleak but perhaps there will be a silver lining to the crisis if northern European clothing brands shorten their supply chains to source from southern and eastern Europe because of...read more