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CPLP countries
Do business in your own language!

In January 2022, Instituto Jovem Exportador created the Network of Young Companies from Portuguese Speaking Countries. The Institute will be the main link connecting and generating new business opportunities between business owners, small entrepreneurs and professionals who seek to leverage their business through networking, or professional relationships.


The network will contribute to the support and promotion of small businesses and entrepreneurship in the economic development strategies of the CPLP Member States, as well as to the implementation of the Strategic Agenda for the Consolidation of Economic Cooperation of the CPLP (2022-2027).


Meet the member countries of the CPLP:

Bandeira - Brasil


The Federative Republic of Brazil, whose capital is Brasilia, is the largest country in the CPLP, both in area (8,358,140.0 Km²) and in terms of economy (USD 1.61 Tn, 2021). One of the founding countries of the CPLP, Brazil is a major global player in the mining, agriculture and manufacturing sectors, and has a strong and rapidly growing services sector. It is one of the world's leading suppliers of minerals such as iron ore, tin, bauxite, manganese, gold, quartz, diamonds and other precious stones, and exports large amounts of steel, automobiles, electronics and consumer goods. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of coffee, oranges and cassava.


Portugal is a country in southern Europe, located on the Iberian Peninsula, which borders Spain. Its location on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of the country's culture: salted cod and grilled sardines are typical national dishes, the beaches of the Algarve are highly sought after destinations and much of the country's architecture dates from the 16th to 19th centuries, when Portugal was a powerful maritime empire. As for imports, the Portuguese products most sold to Brazil are olive oil and aircraft components.

Bandeira - Portugal
Bandeira - Angola


Angola is a country in southern Africa, with a territory that encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, in addition to a labyrinthine system of rivers and sub-Saharan deserts that extends to Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and historic landmarks such as the Fortress of São Miguel, built by the Portuguese in 1576 to defend the capital, Luanda. Angola is rich in natural resources such as oil, which is the backbone of the national economy.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a nation located on a volcanic archipelago off the northwestern coast of Africa. The country is known for its Luso-African Creole culture, its traditional warm music and its many beaches. The country's largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia. In Santiago, there is also the old capital, Cidade Velha, with the Forte Real de São Filipe, which is located on top of a cliff. Its most important crops are coffee, bananas, sugar cane, tropical fruits, corn, beans, sweet potatoes and cassava.

Bandeira - Cabo Verde


Bandeira - Guiné-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on the west Atlantic coast of Africa, known for its national parks and wildlife. The Bijagós archipelago, wooded and sparsely populated, is a protected biosphere reserve. The main island, Bubaque is part of the Orango National Park, a saltwater hippo habitat. On the mainland, the capital, Bissau, is a port with Portuguese colonial buildings in the center of the old city. Guinea-Bissau exports oil, gold, copper ore, tree trunks, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, crayfish, bed.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a country in Central Africa that includes the mainland region of Rio Muni and 5 volcanic islands off the coast. The capital is Malabo on the island of Bioko, which has Spanish colonial architecture and is the center of the country's thriving oil industry. Arena Blanca beach attracts butterflies in the dry season. The rainforest of Monte Alen National Park on the mainland is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants. The country has become a major oil producer and exporter.

Bandeira - Guiné Equatorial
Bandeira - Moçambique


Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long coastline on the Indian Ocean is dotted with popular beaches, such as Tofo, and marine parks close to the coast. In the Quirimbas archipelago, a 250-kilometer strip of coral islands, the mangrove-covered island of Ibo has colonial-era ruins that have survived from the period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto archipelago, further south, has reefs that protect rare marine species such as dugongs. Mozambique is home to large reserves of oil, natural gas, coal, gold, bauxite and other minerals.

Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island country near the equator, is part of a volcanic chain with impressive rocks and coral formations, as well as tropical forests and beaches. On the largest of the islands, São Tomé, is located the Blue Lagoon. The Ôbo Natural Park, a biodiverse jungle reserve, covers much of São Tomé and is distinguished by Pico Cão Grande, a volcanic rock resembling a skyscraper. São Tomé and Príncipe's main exports are seeds of cocoa (60% of exports), Petroleum (10% of exports) and furniture exports, cotton  and role are also important.

Bandeira - São Tomé e Príncipe

East Timor

Bandeira - Timor Leste

East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia that occupies half the island of Timor, is surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Monuments in the capital, Dili, recount the country's struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and, later, from Indonesia in 2002. The famous statue of Cristo Rei de Dili is 22 meters high and stands on top of a hill overlooking the city with panoramic views of the surrounding bay.  Products exported include: printing, soap making, handicrafts, textiles, petroleum, coffee, sandalwood and marble.

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