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Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements. There is strong encouragement for nongovernmental organizations, such as environmental and consumer groups, to actively participate in European standardization. With these, the product will be allowed to circulate freely within the EU. It aims to protect the environment by restricting the sale of batteries and accumulators that contain mercury or cadmium (with an exemption for emergency and alarm systems, medical equipment and cordless power tools) and by promoting a high level of collection and recycling. In 2016 EU-Argentina bilateral trade in goods totalled EUR 16.7 billion. Legislation affecting cinema productions includes setting film screen quotas. The European Union is currently undertaking a major revision of the New Approach that will enhance some aspects, especially in market surveillance. These bodies immediately became involved in helping Spain to abandon the autarchical trade practices that had brought its reserves to such low levels and that were isolating its economy from the rest of Europe. To prevent incursions, Spain periodically shut down the Mississippi to Anglo-American trade. For agricultural products, import documentation and tariffs are similar to those of other EU countries. • Used equipment: Spain now allows the entry of used equipment, material and goods subject to the same standards concerning safety as new imports in the same product category. A second set of new hygiene laws were put in place as of May 1, 2007. Washington, DC 20230. Trade barriers: They are state-imposed restrictions on trading a particular product or with a specific nation. The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire (2016). price, net and gross weight, and an invoice number must accompany the license application. However, the scheme does not establish ecological standards that manufacturers are required to meet to place a product on the market. The official model for written declarations to customs under "normal procedure" is the Single Administrative Document (SAD). prices. Chambers of Commerce and authorized export insurance companies. The troubled history of Spanish–American relations has been seen as one of "love and hate". For U.S.-origin goods, the document is used essentially for statistical purposes or national security. The full registration period for pre-registered chemicals ranges from 3 to 11 years depending on the volume of the substance and its hazardous properties. ETSI is different in that it allows direct participation in its technical committees from non-EU companies that have interests in Europe and gives away its individual standards at no charge on its website. Manufacturers should be mindful that, in addition to EU mandatory and voluntary schemes, national voluntary labeling schemes might still apply. However, to avoid problems, such items should always be labelled, "no value." Many of these certificates are uniform throughout the EU, but the harmonization process has not yet been finalized. Re-export inquiries must be addressed to the Port's Customs Director. The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU. CENELEC has its own initiative. All labels require metric units, although dual labeling will also be accepted until end of December 2009. In 1898 Cuba was a geopolitical aberration. Sanitary certificates are required to import animals, meat products, marine mammals, fish, crustaceans, or molluscs and parts thereof. They pay a fee for full participation in certain technical committees and agree to implement the committee’s adopted standards as national standards. A registered customs agent must clear all shipments through customs. Lying only 90 miles from the Florida keys, astride the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, it was separated from Spain by the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. For normal deliveries of U.S. goods to Spain, Spanish authorities only require regular documentation (bill of loading, copy of invoice, certificate of origin, copies of documents related to payment and insurance). For a list of trade agreements with the EU and its member states, as well as concise explanations. Third country goods, including those from the United States, are charged the EU's Common External Tariff. Kamen, Henry. The Eco-label EU legislation revised in 2000 distinguishes environmentally friendly products and services through a voluntary labeling scheme called the Eco-label. Responsibility is placed on producers to finance the costs associated with collection, treatment, and recycling of used batteries and accumulators. Companies are advised to use the carnet procedure to temporarily bring goods into Spain for demonstration purposes without paying duties or posting bond. To know what CEN and CENELEC have in the pipeline for future standardization, it is best to visit their websites. CEN’s "business domain" page provides an overview by sector and/or technical committee whereas CENELEC offers the possibility to search its database. • the person in whose name the person referred to above acted. With access to growing markets, American producers will have greater opportunities to grow and develop their businesses. Spain has been a member of the EU since 1986. What is not quite so easy is to outline the possibilities of a more positive international policy for Spain. Nonetheless, demand is growing for companies that meet these standards as a guarantee of quality in product and manufacturing processes. Your message cannot be sent to receiver, please try again! The purpose of conformity assessment is to ensure consistency of compliance during all stages of the production process to facilitate acceptance of the final product. Spain provides input into EU policymaking on this initiative. In Spain, ENAC keeps an updated list of accredited labs on its website in the "Accredited Bodies" section, indicating the types of testing and calibration that they perform. Due to the EU’s vigorous promotion of its regulatory and standards system as well as its generous funding for its business development, the EU standards regime is wide and deep - extending well beyond EU political borders to include affiliate members (countries which are hopeful of becoming full members in the future) such as Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, and Turkey. The GMO content of products must be documented along the production chain and kept on file for five years. Items of commercial value not covered under carnet procedures can be imported by companies for up to a year upon payment of a bond. REACH stands for the "Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals". • Tires and Tubes: All tires and inner tubes must be marked with serial numbers. Spain is the fifth largest economy in the European Union (EU) and now one of the fastest growing in the eurozone. European Union standards created under the New Approach are harmonized across the 27 EU Member states and European Economic Area countries to allow for the free flow of goods. Since 1988, Spain has used the Harmonized System of tariff nomenclature for applying duties. The groundwork was laid by the colonization of parts of the Americas by Spain before 1700. There are also detailed marking and labelling requirements, somewhat similar to those for foodstuffs, which include detailed chemical composition. Over 16 million British tourists visit Spain every year. The United States successfully challenged the EU hormone ban at the World Trade Organization, but the EU has not yet opened its market to hormone-treated beef. New UK investors include Dealz-Poundland, Stella McCartney and Jo Malone. This “green label” encourages consumers to buy green products. Spain has been a member of the EU since 1986. There are also very restrictive regulations for imports of explosives, firearms, defense equipment and material, tobacco and gambling material. Please enter email with correct structure: email@example.com, GlobalTrade.net - Import Export Services, International Trade Resources. Since 1988, Spain has used the Harmonized System of tariff nomenclature for applying duties. The deal made Spain nervous as it feared to lose the territory, first to Great Britain, then to the United States after 1783. A PDF reader is available from Adobe Systems Incorporated. The 1999 law explicitly requires television operators to reserve 51 percent of their annual broadcast time for European audiovisual productions. ETSI does not offer conformity assessment services. There are major production classification revisions to chapters 84 and 85. Agricultural Documentation - Sanitary-Phytosanitary Certificate: Phytosanitary certificates established at the EU level are required for importation of living plant material, including plants, plant products and seeds. REACH is a major reform of EU chemicals policy that was adopted at EU level in December 2006. Import Authorization: (Autorización Administrativa de Importación, AAI) is used to control imports subject to quotas. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. Comply with U.S. and Foreign Export Regulations. Australia’s foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper. Spain has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 29 August 1963. • Drawback: Duties are paid simultaneously with a presentation of a list of products to be re-exported in the future. • Commission Regulation 2065/2001/EC (seafood, only for retail channels) In view of the complexity and rapid change in marking, labeling and testing requirements in Spain, U.S. exporters are advised to request pertinent instructions from their importers prior to shipment. REACH became national law in the 27 EU member states on the 1st of June 2007. REACH requires all chemicals produced or imported into the EU in volumes greater than one ton per year to be registered with the central European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), with information on their properties, uses and safe handling. Commission Decision 2006/199/EC place specific conditions on imports of fishery products from the U.S. Sanitary certificates for shellfish are required for gastropods, bivalve molluscs, tunicates and echinoderms. While some agricultural commodities, such as soybeans, sunflower seeds, corn by-products and lumber, are tariff free or subject to minimal tariffs, the great majority of food and agricultural products covered by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are subject to high tariffs, tariff rate quotas, and /or variable import levies which significantly restrict access to the Spanish market. Total costs are lower for goods assessed at lower VAT levels (i.e. Philip II - Philip II - Foreign policy: For the first 20 years of his reign, Philip sought to preserve peace with his neighbours in western Europe. The EU has free trade agreements with other economic associations (e.g., the European Free Trade Association or EFTA) and countries, providing a higher level of mutual market access. In addition, U.S. exports of these animals and/or products must originate from plants and regions included in EU lists of establishments/regions approved for export to the EU. Goods brought into the customs territory of the Community are, from the time of entry, subject to customs supervision until customs formalities are completed. Although CE marking is intended primarily for inspection purposes by member state inspectors, the consumer may well perceive it as a quality mark. This animal health attestation is not required in the case of live bivalve molluscs intended for immediate human consumption (retail). A campaign promise of the current Socialist government was further reform of Spain’s public television stations, including the remote possibility of privatization. GlobalTrade.net - Import Export Services, International Trade Resources © 2014. American construction firms note that they have not been able to win public-sector construction contracts in Spain, although they have not alleged systematic discrimination against them. The license, once granted, is normally valid for six months, but may be extended if adequately justified. Exporters of high-technology goods subject to U.S. export control procedures must ensure that Spanish clients and subsidiaries are aware of U.S. export controls. Basic labelling requirements apply in certain product categories: • Electrical products that operate in a range of 50 to 1,000 volts alternating current or 75 to 1,500 volt direct current must comply with the EU lowvoltage directive. The Directive also includes provisions on labeling of batteries and their removability from equipment. All Rights Reserved. The Eco-label is awarded to producers who can show that their product is less harmful to the environment than such similar products. Introduced in 1985, the EU carnet is used for the temporary movement of certain goods, usually equipment and working materials, between EU countries. (2005). The Pyrenees mountain range isolated Spain from France to the north, other mountain ranges made for a natural border in the interior of Spain, and the sea served as a border from the exterior. To facilitate the implementation of the revised rules, the Commission published these implementing measures and transitional arrangements: • Commission Regulation 2073/2005, updated by Commission Regulation 1441/2007. Third country goods, including those from the United States, are charged the EU's Common External Tariff. International guidelines on eco-labeling have recently been adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and discussions on these issues and their potential effects on free trade areas are progressing in other international organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO). Usually, total costs to clear customs are between 20 to 30 percent of the shipment's C.I.F. EU rules on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), while not requiring specific customs or import paperwork, may require U.S. exporters to register products with a national WEEE authority, or arrange for this to be done by a local partner. The EU is Argentina's second trading partner (after Brazil), accounting for 15.7% of total Argentinean trade in 2016. In addition to the three standardsdeveloping organizations, the European Commission plays an important role in standardization through its funding of participation in the standardization process by small- and medium-sized companies and non-governmental organizations such as environmental and consumer groups. 60 CHAPTER 3 U.S. TRADE POLICY SINCE 1934 FIGURE 3.1 U.S. real GDP (top) and U.S. exports and imports as a share of GDP (bottom), 1930–2008 Source: U.S. Dept. Agricultural biotechnology companies could lose sales of biotech seeds if the government approves a proposed coexistence decree mandating a 220-meter distance between biotech, organic and conventional crops. Virtually every industrial sector, from automobiles to textiles, may be affected by the new policy. Individual member states’ standards bodies sell CEN and CENELEC standards. Membership in European Accreditation is open to nationally recognized accreditation bodies in countries in the European geographical area that can demonstrate that they operate an accreditation system compatible with EN45003 or ISO/IEC Guide 58. Spanish requirements for certification and testing standards have gradually adopted EU directives. Advertising material, catalogs, price lists and similar printed items are admitted duty free. However, as of June 17, 2009, the FDA will stop issuing health certificates for fishery products intended for the EU. Goods shipped to a Spanish customs area without proper import licenses or declarations are usually subject to considerable delay and may run up substantial demurrage charges. Spain is also a member of the Australian Group for Chemical Products Controls, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and is a signatory of the Chemical Weapons Convention that became effective in 1995. This legislation indicated the possible elimination of screen quotas within five years. The use of language on labels has been the subject of a Commission Communication, which encourages multilingual information, while preserving the right of member states to require the use of language of the country of consumption. The summary declaration is to be lodged by: • the person who brought the goods into the customs territory of the Community or by any person who assumes responsibility for carriage of the goods following such entry; or. A standard analysis bulletin issued by the manufacturer, listing the product composition, is acceptable for customs purposes. However, U.S. exporters may be asked by a European RoHS enforcement authority or by a customer to provide evidence of due diligence in compliance with the substance bans on a case-by-case basis. Standards are created or modified by experts in Technical Committees or Working Groups. Importers may apply for import licenses at the Register of Spain's Secretariat of Commerce or at any of its regional offices. Otherwise, a customs duty is likely to be levied on the sample. Fines are not very large, usually between Euros 30 and 60. Trade Policy. NOAA-NMFS will remain the sole competent authority for the certification of fishery and aquaculture products, including live bivalve mollusks. While harmonization of EU legislation can facilitate access to the EU Single Market, manufacturers should be aware that Regulations and technical standards might also function as barriers to trade if U.S. standards are different from those of the European Union. “Traceability” through the production chain is required by the new legislation. Spain - Market OverviewSpain - Market Overview Discusses key economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, the U.S. market share, the political situation if relevant, the top reasons why U.S. companies should consider exporting to this country, and other issues that affect trade, e.g., terrorism, currency devaluations, trade agreements. Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Spain - Spain - Spain in 1600: It is not surprising that the enormous exertions of the last quarter of the 16th century, with its mixture of triumphs, disappointments, and miseries, should have been followed by a general mood of introspection and even disenchantment. A bond equivalent to the duty is charged. *Units of Measurement: On December 16, 2008, the European Parliament (EP) voted in favor of adoption of the common position which amends the existing "metrics only" legislation (80/181/EEC). Trade barriers occur when design, rather than performance, standards are developed by the relevant European standardization organization, and when U.S. companies do not have access to the standardization process through a European presence. Details may not equal totals due to rounding. Agricultural Standards The establishment of harmonized EU rules and standards in the food sector has been ongoing for several decades, but it took until January 2002 for the publication of an EU general food law establishing general principles. This was particularly evident in economic and social thinking. Most chemicals currently imported into the EU are eligible for pre-registration that provides ECHA with basic information on the substance and allows the continued imports until a later registration deadline. *New Toy Safety Directive Adopted: On December 18, 2008, the European Parliament adopted the new toy safety directive which strengthens existing safety, labeling and market surveillance requirements. As a result of these negotiations, for example, the LNG Forum was organized by both governments and hosted by the EU in early May 2019, http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4920_en.htm. A specific public health certificate must accompany U.S. seafood shipments. The symbol, a green flower, is a voluntary mark. Other certificates: Ocean-going vessels require a certificate of compliance from the Marine Authority (Ministry of Transport) to bring ships into Spain. Chemicals of very high concern, like carcinogens, need an authorization for use in the EU. 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