Businessmen who want to open a Spanish company
in the tobacco sector
or who want to establish trade relationships in this sense should know that the tobacco and tobacco products
market is highly regulated by a set of rules. The tobacco industry in Spain
started having positive prospects since its recovery in 2014. Foreign investors interested in this business sector can receive more information on the tobacco industry
from our Spanish company formation agents
Tobacco industry in Spain
The main tobacco product
appealing to the Spanish market is
represented by cigarettes
. Investors interested in this industry should know that the local consumers changed their smoking behavior
, in the sense that they became more interested in the consumption of pipe tobacco
. The trend is an effect of the lower price per unit
for this type of product; our Spanish company formation agents
can provide you with further information on the pipe tobacco
Tobacco legislation in Spain
can sell their products through tobacco specialists
(known as estancos
) and vending machines. The Spanish estancos
are also allowed to sell their tobacco products
on the internet, a service which is available for the European Union’s market.
According to the local legislation, smoking is prohibited in indoor public places (including offices) and in public transportation. The law stipulates that several outdoor public places also fall in this category, such as playgrounds or health facilities public areas.
The main legislation regulating smoking and tobacco distribution is the 28/2005 Law, which was amended by the 42/2010 Law that introduced the above-mentioned provisions related to permitted smoking areas.
Packaging and labeling of tobacco products fall under the provisions of the Royal Decree 1079/2002.