It is important to look smart and well presented in Portugal. Men will invariably wear sports jacket, trousers and shirt and tie whilst women tend to wear business smart suits with a skirt.
The dress-down approach doesn’t seem to have made many inroads into Portuguese business circles even in hi-tech operations – although a few organisations have adopted a casual Friday routine.
Written and Produced by Keith Warburton
This country profile has been produced to give a short overview of some of the key concepts to bear in mind when doing business with contacts in Portugal. It is intended to be an aid to business people who have commercial dealings with counterparties in the country but should not be seen as an exhaustive guide to this topic or as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.
With this in mind, we have covered the areas which are key to a better understanding of the cultural mindset underpinning business dealings in Portugal and which are, quite often, extremely different from the approach and thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.
Therefore this briefing note is broken into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics: