The Republic Of Portugal
Population: 10.33 million
GNP/capita: 7 009$.USA
Area: 91 955 sq km
Form of government: Republic
Official. language: Portuguese
DOS. exports: machines, equipment ,wood ,cork , pulp, paper, minerals
DOS. the imports of mechanical machinery and equipment, vehicles, tourism, fuels, foods, raw materials industrial
You should always be nice clothes. Shoes should Shine. Business meetings should be arranged in advance. The Portuguese believe that punctuality is the politeness of kings. Portuguese businessman very conservative and formal, but on the other hand very polite and helpful. Shaking hands is an important ritual of a business meeting. Business cards in this country are of great importance. Titles are very important. Management style is extremely bureaucratic and hierarchical. At negotiations it is necessary to observe traditional customs. In no case do not press on the partner, but be prepared to bargain. Working days are long. Weekend held with the family. The invitation of a business partner to spend free time together - interesting and useful experience. Business negotiations are often in the old and prestigious cafes. The business can also be engaged during long Lunches, but rarely succeeds for the gala dinner. Entertainment is not built on a Grand scale and are inexpensive. The alcohol is used moderately while eating and socializing. Drunks don't understand. Try not to talk about the internal politics of the country.
In moderate amounts during meals and conversations. Intoxication is incomprehensible to the understanding.
Trade, the unification of Europe, the textile industry and the weather. Don't criticize their country and not tell bad jokes.
In its natural form, with no frills.
Is of great importance for the elderly and the people of the province. Mainly the Roman Catholic Church.
A very important point. With respect to the titles. The text on the business card should be clear, simple.
Special veneration of the elderly is not observed. With respect to the business of the younger generation, while still taking the older gentlemen.
The concept of time is totally alien. The accuracy is considered as a politeness of kings, but only for guests.
'No' said is extremely rare. However, Express their opinions clearly to all of Your answers would not be interpreted as consent.
1 Escudo of 100 centavos. Money solves a lot, but not worth this loudly.
Over time, the Portuguese can become Your good and loyal friend. Do not forget anniversaries.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
All the important positions 'occupied' men. To the woman-foreigner business partner, with respect.
In a country like dogs and horses. Many people enjoy horseback riding.
Not very hard. At the table, as a rule, there is a lively, sometimes noisy conversation. The hostess always welcomes guests.
In its natural form, not especially going into details. Say your name clearly. All is the head of the delegation.
ALIENS / ATTITUDE
Respectful and welcoming. The prestige of the country of the visitor strengthens the prestige of his own.
Politeness is part of Portuguese culture. You should be naturally polite.
Accepted without restrictions almost everywhere. Respect your non-Smoking partner.
Very hierarchical and bureaucratic. Get ready for the fact that You are a serious bargain!
Portuguese draw a clear boundary between warm familiarity and impudence.
In free form. Initiative transition to 'you' must come from the owner. Observe local customs. Subordinates never say 'you'.
Good clothing — is Your trump card. Shoes must Shine! Tuxedo is the usual attire at the highest level, for example, in the theater. After hours dress more freely.
A strong sense, an outsider should not criticize the country.
FOOD / CUSTOMS
Elegant and international.
Women perfume, glass, jewelry or a scarf. Men -art products, good spirits, etc. Beware that Your gift was not regarded as a bribe!
Taken from both sides. Valued as gift. Consider the personality and position of the person is present.
Popular long Lunches, gala dinners only on special occasions. Events are held in an informal manner. In the company of men 'to drop' in a night club.
An unknown concept. Only with a delay of more than an hour, I apologize. If You are invited to visit, better late a bit than to come on time. />WORKING / FREE TIME
Working days long - Weekend held with the family. For You will be useful and interesting if You are invited to spend your free time with a business partner.
Without pretense. Very hospitable people.
International show programs , restaurants, art exhibitions, sailing, food, home parties, clubs, etc.
SEATING AT THE TABLE
The usual European.
Almost not pronounced.
Irrelevant to business. About the family speak only good. You can ask about the health of family members to remember children's names and their ages. The family is sacred. Can bring children a good friends little gifts.
A wink does not mean flirting. Avoid hand gestures, not to be misinterpreted.
Don't take your shoes off when you come to visit. Taboos are drunkenness, blasphemy and personal life.
Good writing is not expensive , the food is plentiful. Popular seafood. Treats do not have cooked with imagination. Be careful with the spices!
In Portugal interested in football. Golf, motorsports, sailing, recreation, equestrian sports, table, card games.
The colors of the flag: green-red. Prefer a more dark and saturated colors.
Women are given flowers, but not the secretaries! Popular Calla lilies .
Not fond of ceremonies.
Figures are boring, don't like them. You can use as a visual aid.
5-10%. Do not overdo it!
Portuguese. In business life English.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
Don't underestimate, but not overestimate Portugal and the Portuguese. National holiday - 25.4.