Key Industries


the recent past has been rich in growing number of entrepreneurial companies and market leaders in Information and Communications Technology.

Automotive Industry

The auto sector – including car and component production – is a core sector of the Portuguese economy. It represents 4% of total GDP, is represented in 29 000 companies, is responsible for 124 000 direct jobs and a business volume of 23, 7 thousand millions of euros and 21,6 % of the total fiscal revenues in Portugal.

Agriculture and Agri-Food sector

Europe 22 million farmers and agricultural workers are at heart of one of the biggest economic sectors in the EU – the agri-food sector. Around 44 million jobs in food processing, food retail and food services depend on agriculture. The EU is also a net exporter of food and drink, exporting goods for more than €130 billion per year. More data on EU agri-food trade. Helping farmers with income support and market […]


The increasing number of new air routes have been contributing to these improvements, especially during main seasonality (November to February), as well as other key factors as security, stability, the increase of the country’s visibility and other incentives for tourist attractiveness.


Europe Thanks to advances in science and technology, the research-based pharmaceutical industry is entering an exciting new era in medicines development. As well as driving medical progress by researching, developing and bringing new medicines that improve health and quality of life for patients around the world, the research-based pharmaceutical industry is a key asset of the European economy. It is one of Europe’s top performing […]


Company IN, the one-stop-shop for foreigners to setup a company in Portugal, launched today
Company IN, the one-stop-shop for foreigners to setup a company in Portugal, launched today

Foreign citizens wishing to incorporate a company in Portugal can now do it easier at the new “Company IN” counter of “Empresa na Hora”.

Cloudflare to open office in Lisbon
Cloudflare to open office in Lisbon

Cloudflare, a leading Internet security, performance, and reliability company, expands its presence in Europe with a new office in Lisbon

Portugal attracted 74 foreign investment projects in 2018 creating over 6,100 jobs
Portugal attracted 74 foreign investment projects in 2018 creating over 6,100 jobs

Foreign direct investment in Portugal led to the development of 74 projects last year, creating over 6,100 new jobs, according to a report from the consultancy firm Ernst & Young


About Us

Why was Portugal IN created?

The decision of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the referendum of June 2016 created specific challenges which need to be addressed by the remaining member states in the EU.  The government of Portugal has created a temporary task force, called Portugal IN, to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), in the uncertainty of Brexit.

Portugal IN has the following purposes:

What’s in it for Portugal?

Foreign direct investment plays an essential role in ensuring Portugal’s economic prosperity, by creating highly-compensated jobs, spurring innovation, and driving exports. In Portugal, the 3% companies with foreign participation account for 47% of turnover, 62% of exports and 25% of corporate employment (Dun & Bradstreet, Jan 2018)

Our Team

Portugal In is composed by:

Bernardo Trindade

Chitra Stern

Gonçalo Lobo Xavier

Ana Azevedo

Claudia Miguel

João Leitão

Cecília Bastos

Monitoring Committee

The monitoring committee, with an advisory role, is composed by public entities, such as the Tax Authority, Tourism of Portugal, AICEP Portugal Global (Trade and Investment Agency), Vocational Training Institute, IAPMEI (Institute of Innovation and Economy), Treasury Directorate General etc.

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