Latest Chamber News
London, 6th November 2017
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised the second edition of the Business in Portuguese conference in London on Tuesday 31st October. Each year the conference discusses different aspects of doing business in Portuguese-speaking countries, and this year it was sponsored by the international law firm Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira.
Across the globe Lusophone countries cover a land mass the size of Canada and contain over 290m people – indeed Portuguese is currently the third most used language on Facebook, the sixth most spoken language in the world, and the first most spoken language in the southern hemisphere. The emerging markets of Brazil, Angola and Mozambique, in particular, offer outstanding business opportunities, but also significant challenges.
At this conference, two panels discussed financing businesses in Lusophone countries, and then the problems of sustainability and good governance in these markets.Read more...
Lisbon 27th October 2017
Ahead of his visit, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: “Portugal and the UK have the oldest bilateral Alliance in the world: the Treaty of Windsor, signed on 9 May 1386. In Lisbon I will discuss how to strengthen our friendship and ensure that after the UK leaves the EU we continue to have a strong, special and modern alliance.”Read more...
London, 26th October 2016
On Monday 23rd October 2017 in central London, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK held the 3rd edition of our popular "Moving to Portugal" seminars.
These took take place in the Lisbon Suite at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa, 354 Queenstown Road, London SW11 8AE and consisted of a series of presentations from Chamber members on the key aspects of planning for a new life in Portugal. Subjects covered included mortgage finance, how to structure your pension and residential status, health care options, the legal buying process and the different types of property available around Portugal.
Are you selling products or services to a Portuguese company, and they are asking you to fill out the Mod 21-RFI before they can pay you the full amount they owe you?
This is because the Portuguese tax authorities can insist Portuguese companies withhold 25% of the payment, when they paying invoices submitted by British companies who have sold them goods or services.
To avoid this retention, the Portuguese tax authorities need this Mod 21 document in order to confirm that the British company is based in the UK and pays its taxes in the UK.Read more...