- 1Spain: An attractive country for investment
- 2Setting up a business in Spain
- 3 Tax System
- 4 Investment aid and incentives in Spain
- 5 Labor and social security regulations
- 6 Intellectual property law
- 7Legal framework and tax implications of e-commerce in Spain
- AI Annex I Company and Commercial Law
- AIIAnnex II The Spanish financial system
- AIIIAnnex IIIAccounting and audit issues
- The country, its people and quality of life
- Spain and the European Union
- Economic structure
- Domestic Market
- Foreign trade and investment
- Legislation on foreign investment and exchange control
- Obligations in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing
8. Legislation on foreign investment and exchange control
Deregulation is the dominant feature in exchange control and foreign investment matters.
As a general rule, a foreign investor can invest freely in Spain without having to obtain any type of authorization or prior notification. The investor only needs to report the investment, once it has been made, within a maximum term of one month, to the Directorate-General for International Trade and Investments of the Secretary of State for Trade purely for administrative, statistical or economic purposes.
Exchange control and capital movements are fully deregulated in Spain, there being complete freedom of action in this field in all areas.