Latest Chamber News
London, 25th September 2018
On the 25th of September, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK took part in the 10th Edition of the Annual International Tasting: Wine, Spirits & Beer, organised by the Council of Foreign Chambers of Commerce (CFCC), at Chelsea Football Stadium.Read more...
London, 6th November 2018
On Wednesday 31st October 2018, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised the 6th edition of the popular "Moving to Portugal" show and seminars in London.
The Moving to Portugal Show & Seminars are designed to answer all the questions you may have about how to organise your move to Portugal, - whether you intend to run your business from there, invest there, retire there or simply spend several months a year there to escape the English climate.
Alongside the seminars some carefully chosen members of the Chamber were also exhibiting, giving visitors the opportunity to ask questions about any potential move to Portugal.
Exhibitors included estate agents from all regions of Portugal so visitors can see the different property options available, and representatives from some of Portugal’s best established resorts and golf courses:
London, 19th July 2018
Our annual golf tournament and dinner took place on the 5th July 2018, at the Boavista Golf and Spa Resort near Lagos, Algarve
26 Chamber members took part in the golf tournament, and over 50 Chamber members and their guests attended the dinner.
Boavista kindly sponsored the golf tournament and the evening’s celebration dinner, with the tournament trophies being presented by Mr. Peter Emerson Jones OBE, the founder and chairman of the Emerson Group, owners of Boavista.
London, 15th July 2018
On 26/27th June The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised the fifth of our popular Moving to Portugal events in central London and then, the following day, at Birmingham’s NEC exhibition centre.
15+ of the Chamber’s Corporate members took part, showcasing properties for sale throughout Portugal and other linked services and products.
London 6th April 2018
In order to expand our network within the African Lusophone countries, the Chamber has just signed a protocol with the London-based Business Council for Africa/Invest Africa, which supports over 250 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the African continent. Our two organizations will be cooperating closely to cross market our membership and events programmes so watch this space! For more information on the BCA click here
London, 15th January 2018
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK organised a small workshop in conjunction with our members Cynation on the new law about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect by the end of May 2018.
Despite GDPR coming into effect on 25 May 2018, many top UK companies are still not preparing for its arrival, nor are they doing enough to inform themselves on how to be compliant, new research has claimed. Big or small businesses now have to comply with the new laws or risk heavy fines.
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...