A new report by Get Golden Visa predicts a “golden visa frenzy” as Americans look to work remotely abroad and escape inflation. The data doesn't lie.
The Chamber is delighted to be a strategic partner of Bar Douro, the organisers of FESTA, London’s very first Portuguese wine and food festival, on the 24th and 25th June.
Taking over East London’s Tobacco Dock, FESTA celebrates everything that is exciting about Portugal right now!
Lisbon’s tech scene is bustling and the city is one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech ecosystems, making a name for itself as Europe’s Silicon Valley.
According to its official statement, "the Immigration and Border Service (SEF) operates four new generation e-gates at Lisbon Airport, ensuring a faster and more functional border control at arrivals for nationals of the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore."
“There are not many places you can say this about, but in Portugal, science is foundational. The applicability of AI is going to reach into every area, and Portugal’s embrace of science across all levels is truly a multiplier.”
Our Chamber Corporate member Antonio Rosa from Blacktower Financial Management Group in Portugal presents his insight on the latest speculation created lately about the possibility of central bank interest rate rises.
A new art prize for Portugal

This year will see our Chamber Corporate members the Sovereign Group launch the inaugural Sovereign Portuguese Art Prize.
Andre Jordan speaks out on the recent political attacks on Portugal’s Golden Visa programme

Chamber member Andre Jordan, of Portugal’s Andre Jordan Group, known as the ‘father of Portuguese tourism’, was appointed an OBE by the Queen in 2021 for his services to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Below he defends the role of Portugal’s Golden Visa programme in attracting new foreign investors and residents to Portugal.
by 26th November 2021
On the 24th November, we were delighted to welcome our Corporate members SDM from the Madeira International Business Centre to our Madeira Business Networking Reception at the Portuguese Embassy in London.
The Chamber's first in-person networking dinner since October 2019 was held on Tuesday 16th November 2021, at the Cavalry and Guards Club in central London.
The readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted Portugal the Best Country in the World in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Portugal is the #4 country in the EU with the most electric chargers per 100km of road, according to a recent report from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)
Chamber Members Think&Grow interviewed Jacqueline Purcell, CFO of Deputy, who shares her career advice for aspiring CFOs and tips for founders raising capital.
Portugal’s recently released census data shows  that the country has lost 214,286 citizens since 2011.This may not sound like a great deal, but for a country that has been steadily shrinking for years it is a “disaster”, warns TV pundit and former leader of the PSD party Luís Marques Mendes. Unless something changes radically, Portugal is on course for a situation in just a few decades time where the Social Security system will simply break down.
by 21st July 2021
Tate Britain's recent opening of its Paula Rego exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the world famous Portuguese artist's work to date.
The recent release of the short video 'For a Better Planet, a Better Tourism" demonstrates how Portugal, mindful of its need to survive and thrive post Covid, is preparing to be one of the most sustainable tourism destinations in the world.
In recent years, the Alentejo has captured the world’s attention—an agricultural region that people like to compare to Tuscany, with dusty wide-open landscapes under epic skies that some have likened to African savannas. It’s also rich in history, and home to some of Portugal’s best wines and gastronomy.
With reduced taxation, excellent  infrastructures, competitive operational costs, safety and quality of life, Madeira is positioned to provide investors with a unique package of benefits, offering a wide range of solutions to enhance the efficiency and performance of various forms of investment.
Portuguese production services firm Spy Manor Productions has formed a strategic collaboration with Production Algarve and UK production company MovieBox Group to boost the Algarve region with new studios, co-productions, and a fund to support international co-productions.
To meet a jump in demand, the country’s bike-making industry is building new factories, hiring workers and dealing with parts shortages.
How to expand your business into Lisbon. Hear from a few experts on the benefits, plus unmissable hotspots!
by 29th April 2021
AICEP, Portugal’s trade and investment authority, launches a ground-breaking “MADE IN PORTUGAL naturally” digital marketing campaign showcasing furniture, lighting, textiles, flooring and ceramics.
The impact of Brexit on British homeowners in Portugal who have chosen not to adopt resident status – implications for them and Portugal’s economy.
by 8th March 2021
Portugal's unique blend of innovation and tradition has given its industries an edge they are now taking to the global markets, Danielle Myles reports.
A New Look for 2021
On 30th November 2020, the British government updated its official guidance for UK businesses on rules for selling services to Portugal from 1 January 2021.
Natasha Donn in the Portugal Resident reports on Portugal’s approach to ensuring high numbers of Brits continue to move to Portugal or visit for extended periods of time.
Internations.org, the organisers of the annual Expat Survey that surveys thousands of expats living around the world, has just published its 2020 ranking for The Best (& Worst) Cities for Expats in 2020
Destinations on the Iberian Peninsula come out on top in the Expat City Ranking 2020, with Valencia, Alicante, and Lisbon on the podium. The other end of the ranking offers more mixed results, though.
Portugal’s shoemakers are having an uphill struggle to survive the pandemic. With the demise of social occasions, the demand for ‘fancy shoes’ has slumped. Thus the conscious decision to ‘switch to comfy’ and even diversify into masks and ‘other products’.
Altice Empresas' new approach to the international market
We are delighted to announce that the Chamber continues to be the Public Enquiry Point for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Portugal, which held its 2020 AGM on Wed 14th October.
Learn more about the perks of remote working in Portugal - from two professionals who’ve already made the move
In the first climate case to be filed with the European Court of Human Rights, six Portuguese young people argue inadequate emissions cuts violate their human rights..

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This summer will see the opening of World of Wine (Wow) in Porto.
Post-Covid-19, there has never been a more critical and urgent time for the world to come together in the face of a health and economic crisis. Yet, despite the global uncertainty, the special relationship between Portugal and the United Kingdom looks set to endure, says UK Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sainty, who was addressing members of our strategic partners, the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Portugal (BPCC), who organized the recent webinar ‘Our Old Alliance and the Future Ahead’.
Jorge Branco from The Telegraph reports on how this unlikely feat has been achieved. Portugal is not a rich country. It doesn’t have Germany’s advanced pharmaceutical and manufacturing system, South Korea’s prior experience with Mers, Denmark and Switzerland’s money or the UK’s elite higher education system.
The Algarve Daily News reports that there are no tourists occupying any of the Algarve’s big resorts as of right now. The home page of popular resort and hotel operator Vila Gale sends a very clear message, with the company’s website urging visitors to #STAYHOME.
While we wait for lockdown restrictions to ease in the UK, so that we can return to hosting our usual programme of live events, the Chamber is adapting fast to the new realities of virtual business.
On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament approved the agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). On January 31, 2020, the agreement entered into force and the United Kingdom left the European Union. However, a transition period was established, lasting until December 31, 2020. In this document, we analyze some of the most relevant aspects of the agreement relating to residence and social security, trade, financial services, intellectual property, jurisdiction, applicable law, insolvency, and taxation.
We asked one of our Chamber members, lawyer Cristina Silva Dias from Silva Dias Legal in Lisbon, to answer a  few of the most common questions the Chamber has been receiving since Brexit became a reality on 31st January 2020.
by 16th October 2019
Brexit is approaching.
Bernardo da Mata of EcoNews in an interview with Chamber member and Vice President of Gemcorp, Maria Monteiro,
Lisbon is a market in transition. Gone are the days where you can double your investment within two years, regardless of location. But does that mean it’s impossible to find value? No. Buyers just have to be clearer on their objectives from the outset and developers are recognising this shift.
Europe is still struggling to find a label for the new brand of socialism that has lifted Portugal’s fortunes over the past three and a half years. In the Portuguese media, the term geringonça, meaning “an odd contraption”, has stuck. Peter Mandelson, the British Labour peer, has suggested “the fourth way”. António Costa, the prime minister who gained office by forging a surprising partnership between the moderate and hard left, simply calls it “turning the page on austerity”. 
This article shows you how important it is to reflect on the communication and languages used with clients.
by 30th January 2019
Official information that British people moving to and living in Portugal need to know, including EU Exit guidance, residency, healthcare and driving.