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Decree Law No. 6/2015

Publication: Republic Diary No. 5/2015, Series I of 2015-01-08
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  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 6/2015
  • Pages: 237 - 242

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This Decree-Law approves the national framework for business incentive systems and defines the conditions and rules for the establishment of systems applicable on the territory of the continent.

What is going to change?

Common rules and principles are introduced, to be observed when creating incentive schemes for companies, irrespective of their source of funding.

This national legislation ensures compliance with European competition rules.

A technical committee is established, whose mission is to provide technical advice on the compatibility with European competition rules.

What advantages does it bring?

This Decree-Law is intended to make Portugal a more competitive country, where companies are the key element.

Smart, knowledge-based growth is focused on the available resources, fostering employment and social and territorial cohesion.

Direct incentives are given for companies, such as promoting research and development of innovation, also with a view to the internationalisation of companies.

When does it enter into force?

This Decree-Law entered into force on 9 January 2015.

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