Doing Business in Spain


Doing business in SpainExpats may be surprised to find the act of doing in business in Spain a work in progress. The nation has somewhat of a tumultuous past, and only since the post-Franco era have the state-run businesses usually associated with inefficiency and over-bureaucracy given way to more modern enterprise and normalised European business ideals.

Expats moving to Spain will still find the working world, like greater Spanish culture, entrenched in tradition; and it follows, that it may take a little time and even more patience to establish a firm foothold in a business environment.

In 2012, The World Bank ranked Spain 44th (out of 183 economies) in terms of "Ease of Doing Business", and 147th in terms of "Starting a Business"; both positions falling well behind that of many of the country's European neighbours.

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