U.S. Exporters Assistance

During Calendar Year (CY) 2004, U.S. exporters shipped approximately one billion U.S. Dollars worth of agricultural, fish, and forestry products into the Iberian Peninsula.

However, if you are new to this market, you may be interested to learn how best to enter this market. Contact us and we will guide you to our latest reports on market opportunities, including local supply and demand conditions, market access issues and regulations, and promotional opportunities in Portugal and Spain. Additionally, we can link you to other useful market research and promotional groups.

Are You Ready to Export?

We recommend that you check out our Export Basics to get started. Once you are ready to export and need more specific Iberian Peninsula market information, please, complete our Exporter Inquiry Form (PDF 44 KB), and e-mail it to us at AgIberia@usda.gov, so we can better assist you individually.

Trade Shows and Events

Iberian Peninsula trade shows are “one-stop shops” that provide high visibility for U.S. exporters interested in establishing a presence in this market. Trade shows provide an opportunity for in-country market research, product testing, and face-to-face contact with potential buyers.

Within our list of trade show events, we include information to help you decide if an event is right for you and your products, including targeted sector (retail or food service) information. In addition we have all the “links” that will take you to the specific trade-show Websites.

Market Intelligence

Our staff within the FAS/Iberia operation prepares approximately sixty agriculture-related reports yearly. Some of our reports focus on production, supply and distribution on more than twenty farm products in Spain and Portugal. Others identify market conditions, including market access barriers and/or opportunities in the Iberian market. However, in addition to these FAS Publicly Available Reports, we will be pleased provide other market-specific information to interested U.S. exporters. We currently have two non-public reports available solely to U.S. seafood and tree nuts exporters. If you are an U.S. exporter looking to enter the Iberian market and need additional market access information, contact us at agiberia@usda.gov.

Focused Importer/Buyer/Broker Search

We are constantly improving our Iberian Peninsula importers/buyers/brokers database. We encourage you to contact us for a focused list of the top potential importers of your product. With that short list, you will likely have a greater potential for success enter your product into the Iberian Peninsula market.

If you are an exporter of U.S. agricultural products, e-mail us at AgIberia@USDA.Gov to take advantage of this service.

Market Access Problems?

FAS/Iberia will assist U.S. exporters to the Iberian Peninsula if and when export problems, resulting from Spanish and Portuguese Government application of European Commission regulations, occur. If you have a shipment that is blocked entry into the Iberian Peninsula and your broker/importer cannot resolve the difficulty, please contact us at AgIberia@usda.gov. We will assist you to clarify and resolve any problem you encounter.

U.S. Exporter, Exporter –Association Missions to the Iberian Peninsula

FAS Iberia will assist U.S. trade missions to the Iberian Peninsula with appointments, and arrangements. Please contact us at AgIberia@usda.gov for more information and/or to initiate plans for a visit. In addition to our assistance, the U.S. Commercial Service (Spain and Portugal) offer a Gold Key program that may be of interest to a specific exporter attempting to contact various companies throughout the Iberian Peninsula.