BOW Magazine nr. 13 | The Relevance of Tax Policy to Internationalisation
Dedicated to “The Relevance of Tax Policy to Internationalisation”, the 13th issue the Portuguese Business Association’s (AEP) magazine is already available for friends and members. And it is precisely with both friends and members that our new chairman, Luís Miguel Ribeiro, shares his thoughts on “the past, present and future, because time does not stand still and we owe it to both people and institutions to honour memory, dedication and commitment”. This duty inspires his tribute to predecessor Paulo Nunes de Almeida, remembering his “dedication and sense of mission in the causes he embraced with all his will”. A common refrain in the many articles we have published in his memory in this issue.
However, our chairman also highlights the challenges facing the AEP, Portugal’s largest business association, while stressing its willingness to put all its potential at the service of the country’s companies as an “essential partner of the political power in the discussion of issues relevant to the development of the Portuguese economy”.
Among others, the secretary of State for Tax Issues, António Mendonça Mendes, helps analyse the subject of this 13th issue. He believes that the internationalisation of taxes places important challenges before the States and that the political agents need to be up to the task of facing these, in a satisfactory manner, in the name of greater justice in this field. Equally interesting, and very useful, are the articles by Luís Magalhães, managing partner of KPMG Portugal; economist Luís Janeiro, who lectures on taxes, accounting and finance at Católica-Lisbon, and Tiago Espinhaça Gomes, financial services consultant at Oliver Wyman.
To better understand how this subject directly affects the lives of companies, we also present you with an interview with Sogrape CFO Bernardo Brito e Faro, which makes for very interesting reading.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the target markets in this edition and Epedal and Fabor are the companies who share their internationalisation experience. You can also read about the many activities undertaken by the AEP over the past four months in the field of internationalisation.