Bordered by the Atlantic ocean to the west and Spain to the north and east, Portugal is one of the world’s most ancient nations. From the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, Portugal was responsible for important advances in technology, nautical sciences, cartography, astronomy and ship building.
Today, from Renewable Energies to Information and Communication Technologies, Portugal is a world leader in a diverse range of sectors. Increasingly, global brands are choosing to invest in the country, buying innovative products and solutions from leading Portuguese companies.
Tourism, fishing, oil, cement and plastics are among Portugal’s most important industries. In addition, the Portugal has a deserved international reputation for producing quality food and drink – Portuguese wine brands and olive oil brands are among the finest in the world. The service sector is the largest employer – employing around 68% of Portugal’s population.
Portugal is a member of the EU and a founder member of the Eurozone. Just under three-quarters of Portugal’s exports are destined for other EU nations.
Portugal is a stable country with a sound logistic infrastructure, advanced communication system, and a friendly economic environment. These are some of the reasons why many world leading companies are choosing to invest in Portugal.
HLB’s four Portuguese firms are well placed to serve clients both domestically and internationally.
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