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Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


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aicep Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency is a government body focused on the development of a competitive business environment that contributes to the globalisation of the Portuguese economy.

As a reputable business-oriented agency, with specialised professionals in Portugal and a global network in over 50 countries, AICEP’s mission is to increase Portugal’s competitiveness and reputation, by fostering structural investment and promoting the internationalisation of Portuguese companies.

aicep Portugal Global also includes aicep Global Parques, the Industrial Parks Management entity, which advises on the best location for investment projects.


- Identifies international business opportunities and provides a key insight to Portuguese companies on the best way to approach foreign markets, through its account managers and a set of digital channels, which offer specialised information, training programmes and business matching services.

- Supports the development of the internationalisation processes of Portuguese companies, in particular SME’s, by supporting the creation and development of strategies that aim to broaden their base of local customers and providers.

- Welcomes national and international investment projects in Portugal that contribute to the competitiveness and sustainable growth of the Portuguese economy. In addition to providing advice and tailored information, AICEP monitors all stages of the projects – from analysis and investment incentives to site installation selection and human resources consultancy – redirecting them, if necessary, to other entities according to the project profile.

- Provides quality training to young Portuguese talent through the international internship programme INOV Contacto, thus contributing to the internationalisation of the Portuguese economy and Portugal’s global reputation.