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Useful Links

Links to related Internet resources:

U.S. Government

Portuguese Government

  • Portuguese Government
  • Portuguese Parliament
  • Presidency of the Portuguese Republic
  • Competition Authority is charged with guaranteeing that the competition rules are applied in Portugal.
  • Court of Auditors examines the legality and regularity of public revenue and expenditure, assesses sound financial management and enforces liability for financial offences.
  • ANACOM regulates and supervises the electronic and postal communications sector in Portugal.
  • CMVM is an independent public institution with the task of supervising and regulating securities and other financial instruments markets, as well as the activity of all those who operate within said markets.
  • ERSE is responsible for regulating the electricity and natural gas sectors.
  • Business Formalities Center (CFE) for registering a business in Portugal.
  • On the Spot Firm initiative is a one-top office to create a company in a single day.
  • Portuguese Business Portal is designed to provide useful data about the advantages of Portugal as an investment location and to help international investors start their business.

U.S. Organizations

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal (AmCham Portugal) is a private, non-profit organization. With over 3,000 members, it is the largest bilateral economic organization in Europe. AmCham represents the largest group of foreign investors in Germany. The goals of the AmCham include the promotion of Portuguese-American trade relationships and of Portugal as an investment location.
  • The American Club of Lisbon is a private, non-profit organization and member of the Association of American Clubs.
  • International Chamber of Commerce A world business organization that includes lists of conferences, publications and global business issues. It is their mission to promote trade. This site also has links to other international organizations.
  • Brand USA is a national tourism promotion organization offering information about the U.S. travel and tourism sector.
  • International Trade Desk
    A site listing "good sources of key trade information", includes trade leads, the Department of Commerce list of Big Emerging Markets and banks.
  • Notify U.S. is a free, Internet-based service for U.S. exporters that electronically notifies companies when foreign governments propose regulations that might influence the treatment of their exports to global markets
  • Trade Port An international trade site with trade leads, industry research, trade shows exporters, agencies and other web sites, run by the Commercial Service.
  • Trade Zone Links to sites dealing with global trade: banks, business opportunities, chambers of commerce, embassies, publications, trade statistics and trade leads (divided by industry).

Other Organizations and links