ATP – Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal is an employer association, with national scope, and represents around 500 companies from all sub-sectors of textile and apparel sector. These companies provide more than 35.000 jobs and a turnover of 3.000 million Euros, of which two third parts are destined to exportation.

ATP was created in 2003, as a result from the APT – Portuguese Textile and Clothing Association and APIM – Portuguese Knitwear Association merge, becoming consequently the organization more representative of the Portuguese textile and apparel sector and one of the most important at European level. This importance is coincident with the prominence of the textile and apparel industry in Portugal, which represent 11% of the added value and 20% of the employment in the manufacturing industry, and more than 10% of total exports.

To fulfil the needs of the associates companies, ATP provide varied and personalized services, in areas such as: labor, tax, commercial, civil and competition law, European Community law, international trade, national and international statistics, incentive systems, internationalization, environment, quality, R & D, energy, professional training and industrial licensing, commercial information, textile and fashion fairs, among others.


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