Brazilian exporters will have a distribution center in Portugal

11/04/2006 - 9h50

Agência Brasil

Brasília - The creation of a Distribution Center (CD) for Brazilian Products in Vialonga/Lisbon, Portugal, was announced today (11) by the president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX), Juan Quirós.

Approximately 150 Brazilian companies in 20 sectors of the economy have already manifested their desire to be part of the CD in Portugal. An initial investment of 280 thousand euros was required to set up the center, which will be located in the region's main logistics and infrastructure area, 20 kilometers from the port of Lisbon and 15 kilometers from the airport.

Portugal will be the third country with a center in which Brazilian entrepreneurs from various sectors can store merchandise, participate in business rounds with foreign buyers, and maintain a showroom and offices. The first was inaugurated a year ago in Miami, in the United States, and the second, less than a month ago, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Translation: David Silberstein