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What you need to know

Food & Beverage Guideline


See the Guia Prático for starting and exercising the catering or beverage activity.


Fill the Prior Notice (MCP), directed to the territorially competent municipal council, in direct access to the Entrepreneur Desk (BDE) or mediated access the service counters available.

Non-sendentary food & beverages - Mainland

Non-sedentary food & beverages - Madeira

Food & beverages with requirement waiver - Mainland

Food & beverages with requirement waiver – Madeira

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