Although Spain continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) reports several encouraging signs in this market, most notably that its "economic growth has been accelerating since 2004, from 3.3% to 3.7% in 2007." In addition, the organization notes positive changes that range from labor law reform to reduction of the inflation rate, which fell to an estimated 2.8% in 2007. This section is designed to help your company identify and assess its international trade opportunities in Spain.

Perhaps you're interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country's exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Spanish companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in Spain. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided in this section will lead you to information that can support your entry into the Spanish market.

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