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U.S. Exporters Assistance
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April 7, 2022

During Calendar Year (CY) 2020, U.S. exporters shipped approximately 1.8 billion U.S. dollar of agricultural, fish, and forestry products into Spain and Portugal.

If you are new to this market, we can provide information to help export your products. Contact us and we will guide you to the 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.

Trade Shows and Events

Spain and Portugal 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.

Market Intelligence

The FAS Madrid staff prepares approximately thirty agriculture-related reports yearly. Some of these reports focus on production, supply and distribution of more than twenty farm products in Spain and Portugal. Others identify market conditions, including market access barriers and/or opportunities in the Iberian market. In addition to these FAS Publicly Available Reports, we can provide other market-specific information to interested U.S. exporters. If you are an U.S. exporter looking to enter the Iberian market and need additional market access information, contact us at AgMadrid@usda.gov.

Focused Importer/Buyer/Broker Search

We are constantly improving our importers/buyers/brokers database. We encourage you to contact us for a focused list of the top potential importers of your product that can give you a greater potential to successfully introduce your product into the Spanish and Portuguese market. If you are an exporter of U.S. agricultural products, e-mail us at AgMadrid@usda.gov to take advantage of this service.

Market Access Problems?

FAS/Madrid will assist U.S. exporters if and when export problems occur resulting from Spanish and Portuguese Government application of European Commission regulations. If your shipment has been denied entry into Spain or Portugal and your broker/importer cannot resolve the difficulty, please contact us at AgMadrid@usda.gov. We will assist you to clarify and potentially resolve these issues.

U.S. Exporter or Exporter-Association Missions to Spain and/or Portugal

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