Parcel to Portugal
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Portugal is located in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula and has strong ties with the UK. About 80,000 British citizens live and work in Portugal for some of the year. Around 2 million British nationals visit Portugal every year.
Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Postage Planet is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate.
Prohibited from import in to Portugal
• Meat and milk and any items thereof from non-EU countries with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Croatia, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries
• Protected species and products thereof as listed by the CITES (Washington Convention) for example ivory, tortoise shell, coral, reptile skin, wood from Amazonian forests.
For more information on importing goods into Portugal;
Portugal export overview
Portugal is a gateway to a market of 250 million people worldwide thanks to its ties with its former colonies. These Portuguese speaking markets, namely Brazil, Angola and Mozambique are known as the Lusophone markets.
Portugal is ranked 25th in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report.
Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Portugal include:
· entry route to Lusophone markets
· English widely spoken and accepted as business language
· same time zone as the UK
· low cost flights to Lisbon, Oporto, Faro and Funchal
· 25% of tourists visiting Portugal are from the UK
· early adopter of new technologies
Strengths of the Portuguese market include:
· one of the lowest operational costs in western Europe
· competitively priced locations and facilities readily available
· strong technology investment through hubs in local universities, particularly for healthcare and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
· UK and Portugal trade
Total UK exports to Portugal were EUR 3.1 billion in 2014, making it Portugal’s sixth largest supplier. This total included EUR 1.8 billion in goods and EUR 1.3 billion in services.
UK’s main goods exports were in the following sectors:
· life sciences
· information economy
Services exports were in travel, transport and other business services.
The UK is the fourth largest investor in Portugal after Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg.
There are over 100 Portuguese investors in the UK. The top Portuguese economic groups have invested in a range of industries and sectors in the UK.
Travel advice for Portugal