Investing in Spain
Our country offers interesting business opportunities for foreign investors. The data prove it: in 2013 direct foreign investment increased by 52%, which puts our country at the head of Europe and in ninth place worldwide in this type of investment.
Spanish legislation promotes the entrepreneurial culture. Thus, Law 14/2013 (September, 27, supporting entrepreneurs and internationalization) facilitates the entry of foreign investment and talent to favour the growth and the creation of employment.
Thanks to this Law, an agile system that favours international mobility of professionals and managers and attracts foreign investment is established. Especially it benefits investors, entrepreneurs, highly qualified staff, training in R+D+i and intra-corporate transfer.
Settle in Spain.
If you want to start a company in Spain you will not find obstacles to it. Our country is governed by the European Union laws, so that liberalization in terms of foreign investment and exchange control is almost complete.
Likewise, Spain is in the top 10 countries with the most favourable conditions for female entrepreneurs, according to a report by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (GEDI) of United Nations.
There are several options for doing business in our country:
- The opening of a branch or a representative office.
- The creation of a Spanish society.
- Association with other business-people already established in Spain.
If you prefer not to settle in Spain you can choose:
- Distribution agreements.
- Performing operations through an agent.
- Performing operations through a commission agent.
- Establishment of a franchise.
Market Unit Law
This law helps economic agents to increase productivity and reduce their costs to favour the employment creation and to benefit consumers. Thanks to the Spanish legislation and in particular to the Market Unit Law free movement and establishment of economic operators, and free movement of goods and services throughout the Spanish territory is ensured. The Council for Market Unit is who safeguards that the content of this law is applied.
Spain has a network of electronic offices and subsidiary offices to perform procedures and formalities with the highest level of security and confidentiality. Citizens and companies have a very useful tool: digital signature.
- Central Electronic Office
- Economics and Support to Business Offices
- Trade Office
- Investment, Development and Innovation Offices and Subsidiary Offices
- Under-secretariat Subsidiary Offices
- Digital Signature
Spanish tax system is very competitive and it is about five points below that of the countries of the European Union.
Main direct taxes:
Main indirect taxes:
- The Value Added Tax (VAT).
- The Property Transfer and Certified Legal Documents Tax (ITP and AJD).
There are many aids and incentives for the creation of businesses, investment and development, among other activities. All the information you need is available on the website Invest in Spain.