EENI Global Business School

Business in Spain, Barcelona, Madrid

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Syllabus of the Subject

Spanish foreign trade. Spain: fifth European economy, gateway to Hispanic American Markets

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Spain (EU)
  2. Spanish Economy
    1. Most important Spanish economic sectors: agri-food, consumer products, industrial products, services, engineering
  3. Business in Madrid and Barcelona
  4. Spanish International Trade
  5. Trade relations with Latin America
  6. Case Studies:
    1. Amancio Ortega
    2. Spanish fashion
    3. Spanish Olive Oil and Wine Sector
    4. Information and communication technologies in Spain
  7. Set-up a business in Spain
  8. Access to the Spanish market
  9. Business Plan for Spain

Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Kingdom of Spain” are the following:

  1. To analyze the strengths of the Spanish Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Spanish market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Spain with the student's country
  4. To know the Spanish Free Trade Agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To understand the importance of the economic relations between Spain and Latin America (Iberian America)
  6. To develop a business plan for the Spanish market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Spain” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: European Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish España Study Doctorate in International Business in French Espagne Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Espanha.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Spain”: 2 ECTS
  2. Duration: two weeks

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

International Trade and Business in Spain.

Trans-European Transport Corridors

Transport Corridors:
  1. Atlantic Corridor (Portugal-Germany)
  2. Access to the North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Spanish Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Spain and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. Economic and Monetary Union
    2. European Customs Union
    3. European Single Market
    4. The EU Services Directive
    5. European Digital Single Market
    6. As a member of the EU, Spain is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. Rotterdam Rules (Sea)
  5. CMR Convention (UN)
  6. COTIF Convention
  7. BIC
  8. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  9. IMO 
    1. Istanbul Convention
  10. Customs Convention on Containers
  11. CIM, CIT Rail Rules
  12. ICS
  13. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

The EU and Their Institutions

  1. The EU
    1. ECB
    2. EIB
    3. EBRD
    4. EU-CELAC Summit
    5. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption
  2. UNECE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Asia-Europe Meeting
  2. Asian Development Bank
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (Non-borrowing country)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. ECLAC
  6. WB
  7. IMF
  8. UN
  9. EIB
  10. WTO
  11. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  12. ...

Spain is an observer country:

  1. AEC
  2. Andean Community
  3. ALADI
  4. SICA
  5. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  6. Regional Cooperation Council
  7. SAARC

The Kingdom of Spain (Europe).

  1. Spanish Population: 46 million people
  2. Area of Spain: 505,370 km²
  3. Spanish Capital: Madrid
  4. Spain has significant relations (economic, cultural, political) with Latin America and North Africa
  5. Spain is a bridge between different cultures; it is the natural bridge between the EU, the Latin countries and the U.S. (almost 40 million Latinos) as well as between the West and the Muslim Countries (Islam occupied Spain during seven centuries). All this makes Spain a multicultural country open to other cultures
  6. Type of government of Spain: Parliamentary Monarchy
    1. Autonomous Communities
    2. Territorial tensions in Catalonia and the Basque Country
  7. Languages of Spain: Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Galician
  8. Borders of Spain: Portugal, Andorra, France and Morocco
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Spain: 1866

Religion in Spain: Catholicism (Christianity).

  1. Vicente Ferrer

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Spain belongs to the European Economic Area.

Vicente Ferrer Christianity

Spain: We are History, Culture, Spanish, Technology, Business, Democracy, Education

The current political-economic configuration of the world and the Western civilization is highly influenced (for better and for worse) by the worldwide expansion of the Spanish Empire (1492-1898) since it discovered, colonized or incorporated to its empire (Viceroyalties, provinces) to the following countries on all the continents, making Spanish a global lingua franca and expanding Catholicism throughout the world:

  1. Hispanic America: Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. Regions of Brazil
  2. The U.S.: Puerto Rico, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, British Columbia, and Louisiana. Parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma
  3. The Caribbean: Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, Suriname, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Guyana
  4. Europe: Italy (regions), Portugal, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
  5. Asia: Philippines. Regions of China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, Iran, and Oman
  6. Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Somalia. Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara (post-Empire)
  7. Oceania: Mariana Islands (including Guam), Vanuatu Islands, Easter Islands, Carolinas Islands (including Palau), Marshall Islands

Spanish Economy

  1. Spain is the twelfth world Economy
  2. Spanish GDP (nominal): 1,113,851 million EUR
  3. GDP per capita of Spain: 23,161 Euros
  4. The structure of the economy of the Kingdom of Spain (46 million people) is that of a developed market, services sector contributes to the GDP (66%), followed by industry (11.5%)
  5. 56 million tourists visit the Kingdom of Spain annually
  6. Spain is the world's leading olive oil producer
  7. The Spanish fashion is recognized worldwide for its quality and creativity
  8. The main Spanish products are electronics, foods and beverages, machinery, cars, shipbuilding industry, manufactured metal, pharmaceutical products, chemical products, clothes, textile and ready-to-wear garments, footwear
  9. Decentralized EU Agencies in Spain: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA): Bilbao

Sample - Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega (Spanish Businessman and Philanthropist) The third richest men in the World, Spain

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Spanish Foreign Trade

  1. Spain is the 17th exporter and twelfth world goods importer, in foreign trade in services is the seventh exporter and tenth importer in the world
  2. 73% of the Spanish exports go to the countries of the EU
  3. France is the main Spanish export market (16% of exports)
  4. The significant exports and imports growth of Spain has made it one of the most internationalized Countries in the world
  5. Spain is one of the largest cars exporter
  6. The main Spanish exports are vehicles, machinery, electronics devices, foods, chemical and pharmaceutical products, ships...
  7. The main Spanish imports are fuels, chemical products, semi-processed products, machinery, foods...