Located in the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by Spain to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Portugal is the most westerly country in Europe. Its territory includes the Azores and Madeira, two archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean, and has an area of 92,226 sqkm. The country has a population of nearly 10.28 million, for a GDP of 201,6 billion euros (source: AMECO – FMI – World Bank, 2018).
Portugal has an advanced economy and a high average income, with developed infrastructures, its road network being considered one of the best in the world. This country is highly ranked on the Global Peace Index (Institute for Economics & Peace), mainly because of its long-term political stability.
France and Portugal have an important trading partnership. French exports to Portugal are the third largest, while France is Portugal’s second largest export customer. The country’s French companies are ranked second, behind their Spanish counterparts, in terms of number, employees and sales. However, France takes first spot when the added value in Portugal is factored in.
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Portuguese market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.