Grants to associations

Grants, subsidies and awards grants to associations and federations recognized

Introduction

Among the main objectives of the secretary of state for trade is the strengthening of the external sector, both in its export profiles as investor, through various strategies in support of the export and the internationalization of enterprises.

The activities of associations and federations of exporters, and many of their services to their member companies, especiallySMES, contribute effectively to maintain export supply spanish consolidated markets and enable their access to those in which there is a market share.

Partnerships also exercised on behalf of their sectors, a significant work in a dialogue to the general state administration. The information it derives facilitates knowledge of spanish business reality and decision-making by the administration.

Therefore, the business management considers it desirable to ensure the strengthening of representative associations the exporter and the stability of these entities, and has constituted a framework for collaboration with the main associations of exporters, in accordance with theOrder ICT/870/2023, of 20 july,published in the official gazette of 26 july.

The aid to that, the associations and federations of exporters once recognized, are eligible are two types

  • A financial contribution to co-finance their operating costs
  • Financial support for the recruitment of legal advice on dispute settlement procedures in multilateral forums, in the implementation of trade defence measures or overcome barriers to trade. This aid, which was carried out under the same funds, aimed at eliminating the unfair commercial practices, non-tariff barriers, or any other measures to be a barrier to the export, with the spanish associations responsible for representing the sectors concerned and coordinating the proceedings.
Legislation

The regulations of the programme is reflected in the order of the ministry of industry, tourism and trade ICT/870/2023, of 20 july establishes regulatory bases of aid to associations and federations of exporters partner organizations of the General state administration.Order ICT/870/2023

Information on the annual request for the grant

The granting of recognition as a partner to associations and federations of exporters periodic required to meet, on the part of these, a series of obligations, relating mainly to the provision of documentation and information. The sub-department Internationalization strategy of the secretariat of state for trade, is responsible for coordinating the receipt of these data, to help ensure the quality of such information, in an ongoing effort for improvement, she has created this web site, thereby facilitating, associations, indications on how to submit this information.

  1. Requirements for requesting annual subsidy

    In accordance with article 2 of the order ICT/870/2023, of 20 july may qualify for assistance in this order established associations and federations partner organizations of the secretary of state for trade.

  2. Grant request and documentation that should accompany

    The submission of applications must be carried out through telematics through the electronic site on industry, commerce and tourism, by electronic signature, choosing in the list of available electronic procedures, for “Support for associations or Federations of Exporters

    To that request shall be attached viewed documents that, in that direction, in particular in the section entitled “ support information for all modes of access ”, are specified.

  3. Justification of the use of funds received

    In the period from 1 september to 31 october each year, the associations and federations that have received a financial contribution from the previous year, will submit a supporting memory and documented justification for the allocation and use of resources. The presentation should be conducted by way of telematics through the electronic site on industry, commerce and Tourism, by electronic signature, choosing, in the list of available electronic procedures, the same as that used for the application of aid, i.e. forSupport for associations or Federations of Exporters

    In this process has enabled a link with the title “Justification of the use of funds received” for the submission telematics required documentation.

    The required supporting memory will consist of a classified of expenditures charged to the grant -estrictamente those contained in theOrder ICT/870/2023 of 20 july in its article 5with identification of secured and document, its amount and date of issue should be accompanied, if any, of other subsidies have financed perceived that any of this expenditure, with an indication of their amount and its source.

    This justification should be done in an amount that is at least double the aid granted and must be founded on related invoices and bank charges.

    It will provide the accounts of the association or federation, adopted by the body of the troika, in accordance with regulations, have power to do so, of which could be inferred that the eligible expenditure are at least double the aid granted. And the record of the general signed stating that we have examined the accounts of the association for the previous year.

    Associations that are exempted fromVATmust submit a certificate issued by the national tax administration agency that this evidence thereof.

List of associations/federations recognized

Relationship of associations and federations of exporters partner organizations in the secretariat of state for trade, under the partnership establishedMinisterial Order ITC/3690/2005 of 22 november (BOE 29).

List of agrifood associations, industrial and service