For an entity to operate within the institutional framework of Madeira’s Free Trade Zone, it is necessary to get a license that allows access to a wide range of benefits, for example, financial, tax, etc.

The licenses issued by SDM may be subject to revocation or expiry implying thus the cessation of above mentioned benefits.

Licensing Procedure: the license request must be submitted to SDM in two copies addressed to the Regional Secretary for Planning (Secretário Regional do Plano). The license can be requested by a company already existing in Portugal or abroad, by a company to be incorporated or by a branch.

In the case of a successful application, the licence is deemed to be granted in favour of the company once the applicant furnishes proof of the formation and registration of such a company.