Take your business to the next step. Find out ways to expand your presence in Spain with the help of our trade commissioner (TCS) and learn more about the trade relations between the two countries, market facts and other information. Spain has been a member of the EU since 1986. The EU has concluded free trade agreements with other economic associations (e.g. B European Free Trade Association or EFTA) and countries offering higher reciprocal market access. U.S. companies complain of very few trade barriers. However, biotech maize still cannot be sold in Spain. Agricultural biotech companies could lose the sale of biotech seeds if the government approves a proposed coexistence decree imposing a distance of 220 meters between biotech, organic and conventional crops. Meanwhile, the debate on the coexistence decree continues. The first draft was published in 2004, and with each consecutive year of success, the “case” becomes increasingly difficult for a government-imposed decree, unless it is politically imposed by an internal government decision/agreement or by a clear requirement imposed by the EC. Spain is part of the EU`s Harmonised Trading System and import and export fall under the EU`s Tax and Customs Union.
Austrade strongly recommends that you witness this once again before the sale in Spain. U.S. construction companies find that they have not been able to win public works contracts in Spain, even though they have not accused them of systematic discrimination. Spanish colleagues have recently won several large public works contracts in the United States, which has generally led highly competitive American companies to wonder why they are not doing the same in the Spanish market. The US and the EU are committed to ongoing cooperation to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade and investment. For organic products, EU legislation requires that organic food imported from third countries be produced to the same standards as from or from the EU. For more information, see Trade in organic products. The trade agreement BETWEEN the EU and Japan will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.
Following negotiations for a US-EU trade deal, announced in a joint statement in Washington in July 2018, an executive working group was established to reduce transatlantic barriers to trade, including the elimination of industrial tariffs and non-tariff barriers. As a result of these negotiations, for example, the LNG Forum was organised by both governments and was organised by the EU in early May 2019, europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4920_en.htm, with plans for another major forum in July 2020. A list of trade agreements with the EU and its Member States can be found, as well as brief explanations in the EU Trade Guide. ustr.gov/countries-regions/europe-middle-east/europe/european-union/us-eu-trade-agreement-negotiations In June 2005, the European Commission presented a communication aimed at launching a debate on how best to proceed with the eco-labeling of fishery products. . . .