Following negotiations on the US-EU trade agreement, announced in a joint statement in Washington in July 2018, an executive working group was established to remove transatlantic trade barriers, including the elimination of non-automatic 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. U.S. companies complain about very few barriers to trade. However, biotechnographic maize still cannot be sold in Spain. Agricultural biotechnology companies could lose the sale of biotech seeds if the government accepts a proposed co-existence decree that imposes a distance of 220 meters between biotech, organic and conventional crops. Meanwhile, the debate on the co-existence 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 imposed politically by an internal government decision/agreement or by a clear requirement imposed by the EC. The EU standards created under the new approach will be harmonised in the 27 EU Member States and the European Economic Area countries to allow the free movement of goods. One of the features of the new approach is CE marking. While harmonising EU legislation can facilitate access to the EU internal market, manufacturers should be aware that technical rules and standards could also be barriers to trade if US standards differ from those of the European Union. ustr.gov/countries-regions/europe-middle-east/europe/european-union/us-eu-trade-agreement-negotiations While Spain does not impose a quota for products originating in the United States, import documents described below are still required.
None of the following documents constitute a hindrance to the trade of products originating in the United States. It describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements to which that country belongs, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources that allow U.S. companies to get more information about how they can use these agreements. U.S. construction companies find that they have failed to win public contracts for works in Spain, although 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 succeeding in the Spanish market. The United States and the EU support ongoing cooperation to reduce or remove barriers to trade and investment. Take your business to the next level. Explore opportunities to increase your footprint in Spain with our Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and learn more about trade relations between the two countries, market facts and other discoveries. Spain and Japan already have close trade relations.
The EU-Japan trade agreement will give it a big boost. Spain has been a member of the EU since 1986. The EU has free trade agreements with other trade associations (for example. B the European Free Trade Association or EFTA) and countries that offer better access to reciprocal markets. For organic products, EU law requires that organic food imported from third countries be manufactured to the same standards as those from the EU or the EU.