How to Export from United States to Spain

iContainers offers Full Container Load (FCL) and Less-than-Container Load (LCL) services as well as airfreight from the United States to Spain. If you wish to ship FCL you may choose between a 20’, 40’ or 40’HC container. If shipping by LCL, when a full container is not needed, you will be shipping your goods in a shared container with other clients who are shipping to the same location. Both of these services can be provided when shipping cargo to Spain.

Major Spanish ports for containerized cargo include the ports of Valencia and Barcelona, which are located on the eastern coast of Spain as well as Bilbao in the north of Spain and Algeciras which is located on the strait of Gibraltar and is located only 11 miles from the African coast. With a highly developed rail and road infrastructure many of these ports also provide fast and affordable services to Madrid.

Major US ports include the ports of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston and Miami on the east coast as well as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles on the West coast. Major southern ports include the Port of Houston and the Port of New Orleans.

In 2012 $9,551,110,000 worth of exports to Spain in 2013 were recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. The largest exports to Spain include soybeans, nuts, fuel oil, organic chemicals, Civilian aircraft, engines, equipment, and parts and Pharmaceutical preparations. The largest of these is pharmaceutical preparations.

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid provides a range of services to help American companies export goods and services to Spain. Commercial Specialists will help you identify trade opportunities, find local business partners, launch your company, promote your products and services, obtain valuable market research reports, and protect your IPR. For more information of what the U.S. Commercial Service can do for you click here.

To ensure that your product can enter Spain or any other EU country, it is important to make sure that your product meets EU standards. To understand what these standards require, a number of sources of information are available, including the website for the U.S. Mission to the European Union:

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