All you need to know about export of goods from Spain

In this post, we will explain everything you need to consider if you want to export goods from Spain.

If you think about expanding your business, growing internationally and exporting products from Spain, you must know all about the necessary steps that will ensure your success. In this article, we will guide you through the main steps you have to take.

Difference between export and shipping

To begin with, you must know the difference between export and shipping:

Export implies sending goods to another country in order to sell them there. Shipping, on the other hand, might refer to the temporary import of goods from Spain to be used at exhibitions or international trade fairs. 

Firstly, you must know what kind of operation you are after, since procedures and requirements might vary.

Do target market research

Before starting any export process, we suggest you should study the market you are planning to enter. You must also make sure there is a demand for your products in the destination country as well as look into your potential competitors, local prices and regulations.

To devise your export strategy, you must know your opportunities and challenges.

Get your EORI number

To perform foreign trade operations, you will need EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number. This number is required by Customs Services and has to be introduced on their portal. You must get the EORI number to be able to export your goods.

Prepare the required documents

Export of goods implies having proper documents ready for customs clearance. These might include commercial invoices, consignment notes, certificates of origin or sanitary certificates.

Make sure you have all necessary documents in order and accordance with the legal requirements of the destination country.

Pick the mode of transport and hire a logistics company

Pick the mode of transport that suits your needs best, taking into account the type of goods, urgency of the delivery and the available budget. You can pick between air, sea and land freight.

At Zakatrans, we are experts specialising in international logistics. We take care of transport coordination and all customs clearance so that you do not need to worry about any of these. 

Ensure the payment and minimise risks

You must ensure the due payment for your goods and minimise the risks associated with the export. To prevent possible outstanding payments or collection problems that might come up, we suggest you use safe payment methods, such as letters of credit or export credit insurance.

Exporting goods from Spain offers new opportunities and opens gateways to new markets. But you must thoroughly carry out all necessary procedures and make sure everything is done in the safest possible way.

Should you have doubts regarding the procedure, contact us. We can help you out.

Zakatrans. About us

At Zakatrans, we are experts in international logistics. We guarantee highly professional and fully reliable service throughout the entire shipping process.

We are a team of professionals committed to providing perfect service to our customers, making sure the highest standards for domestic and international freight and logistics companies are met at all times.

We will help you develop and strengthen your business relationships.

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