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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Doing business in Spain An introductory guide to the market

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  3. seek independent advice.

Unless otherwise stated, Australian dollars are used. All statistical material has been compiled by the Market Information and Analysis Section, DFAT, using the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the International Monetary Fund and various international sources.

Primary research was undertaken by staff of the Southern Europe Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in particular Ms Solange Frost (ANU Intern Program) , Ms Sarah Roberts, Ms Sonja Weinberg and Mr Paul Cornelly. Special thanks to Mr Tim George and Mr Rhys Puddicombe of the Australian Embassy in Madrid; Mr Peter Amey, Ms Linda Yan and Ms Kylie Bell from Austrade; Ms Cristina Teijelo and Mr J vier Garcia-Larrache from the Embassy of Spain; and Mr Josť Blanco, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Australia, for their valuable input.

As the case studies show, number of businesses provided input to this publication. Special thanks to Mr Josep Ferrer, IMEXA; Mr Tim Morgan, Poltech International; Ms Jaqueline Caste, Tweed Heads Fisheries; Mr Chris Vasey, Enviromist; and Ms Del Childs, University of the Sunshine Coast.

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