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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Lisbon, Portugal
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 89              
1169 022 Lisbon, Portugal


On Tuesday, 26 November 2013, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Lisbon on the issue of cross-border credit and claims management within the EU.

SMEs often find it too daunting, complicated or expensive (consulting fees, legal counsel, document translation, etc.), to pursue legal action when needed, against companies or individuals in other Member States. They are also afraid they will not get paid.

The Lisbon seminar on Cross-Border Business was one of a series of national events whose purpose is to help SMEs to understand what options are available to them for successfully managing cross border credit and for recovering cross-borders payments. This will also help increasing their overall business efficiency and competitiveness.

This campaign is organised in the context of the pilot project "Rapid and efficient enforcement of outstanding claims by SMEs operating across borders" funded by the European Union.



Guide to cross-border credit and claims management pdf - 753 KB [753 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Agenda pdf - 313 KB [313 KB] português (pt)

Poster pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] português (pt)

Speakers' CV

 Speakers' Presentations:

  •   Michael Sauter pdf - 686 KB [686 KB]
  •   Margarida Ferreira pdf - 599 KB [599 KB] português (pt)
  •   André Granado pdf - 751 KB [751 KB] português (pt)
  •   Gonçalo Mota Nogueira - Coming soon
  •   Tiago Félix da Costa pdf - 326 KB [326 KB] português (pt)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 526 KB [526 KB] português (pt)



For further details, please contact Justyna Ciruk by email at

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This event is a part of European SME Week 2013

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