Located in southwestern Europe, Portugal is a welcoming and multicultural country with an open economy, where culture and tradition coexist with design, innovation, technology, and R&D.
Its strategic location, at the crossroads between the European, African, and American continents, as well as its status as a European Union and Eurozone member state, make Portugal the ideal partner for doing business.
According to top international rankings, Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world with political and social stability, as well as one of the countries that invests the most in renewable energy sources and policies to combat climate change.
Portugal’s excellent infrastructures, telecommunications, and quality of life attract visitors and companies from all over the world. Portuguese goods are characterised by their quality, authenticity, and exclusivity, which is why they are highly sought after by well-renowned international customers.
With almost nine centuries of history, Portugal is an innovative, sophisticated, and forward-looking country where sustainability is a priority and an industry concern.
AICEP - Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency is the public entity that promotes the capture of productive investment, the increase of exports and the internationalization of Portuguese companies and economy, through its offices in Portugal and a global network in over 50 countries.
As a one-stop shop agency, AICEP:
- Identifies international business opportunities and provides a key insight to Portuguese companies on the best way to approach foreign markets, offering specialised information, training programmes and business matching services.
- Supports the development of the internationalization processes of Portuguese companies, particularly SMEs, by supporting the creation and development of strategies to broaden their local customers and providers.
- Welcomes national and international investment projects in Portugal, providing advice and tailored information to the investors, monitoring all stages of the projects and redirecting them, if necessary, to other entities according to the project profile.