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Finding International Partners

Gold Key Matching Service (GK)

CS Spain arranges a set of business appointments for visiting U.S. companies with Spanish firms. CS Spain pre-qualifies each Spanish firm to ensure that the firm meets the U.S. Company’s specified criteria and that the firm has expressed an interest in the business opportunity offered by the visiting U.S. company. CS Spain will provide a list of convenient hotels with special Embassy rates. The U.S. company must book directly and any changes in the hotel reservations are the responsibility of the U.S. company. The price does not include interpreters, which are to be contracted and paid directly by the US company. CS Madrid can provide lists of accredited interpreters on request. Any transportation costs incurred are the responsibility of the U.S. company. This service should be requested 6-8 weeks prior to the visit. For an additional $50, the U.S. company can receive a financial background report on each Spanish company scheduled for appointments. This report provides basic background credit information. For more information or to order this service, please contact madrid.office.box@trade.gov

International Partner Search (IPS)

A customized search for interested and qualified foreign agents, distributors, representatives, joint-venture partners, etc. An IPS will identify Spanish firms that have examined the U.S. firm’s product/service literature or business proposal and have expressed interest in pursuing the business opportunity offered by the U.S. firm. The IPS should be requested from a USEAC, since pre-screening the Spanish market will be mandatory before starting the service. With a delivery time of 30 business days. For an additional $50, the U.S. Company can receive a financial background report on each Spanish company identified. This report provides basic background credit information. For more information or to order an International Partner Search (IPS) please contact the US Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center nearest to you. You may also order this service directly from us by contacting madrid.office.box@trade.gov

BuyUSA Featured U.S. Exporters (FUSE)

A directory of U.S. products that appears on CS Spain’s local website. Designed for U.S. companies looking for business partners in Spain, this service enables clients to post a Spanish language listing of their product or product line complete with graphics and links. Included in the service is a translation and a contact person in our office, so that interested parties can call for further information. Each listing contains company name, product/service description, objective in the Spanish market, image where appropriate, a link to the exporting company’s website and an e-mail link to the CS office. Client-provided text is limited to a maximum of 150 words, and the image must be in JPEG or GIF format (maximum 200x200 pixels). With a delivery time of 5 working days after receipt of the materials. For more information or to order this service, please contact karen.dubois@trade.gov

Video Gold Key (VGK)

The VGK offers all the advantages of the Gold Key Matching Service, without the expense of travel. Pre-screened potential agents, distributors, or other business contacts come to our offices for video meetings. The service includes at least three quality meetings with pre-screened potential Spanish firms, up to four hours of video interaction (including a briefing with Commercial Service staff).  This service is available within 6 weeks of the request. Fee: priced on an event-by-event basis, 6 weeks advance notice required. For more information or to order this service, please contact madrid.office.box@trade.gov

Commercial News USA (CNUSA)

CNUSA is a catalog magazine of new products and services that U.S. Companies wish to export, and identifies whether these companies seek agents, distributors or representatives in foreign markets. CNUSA is an excellent tool for US companies to promote their products. Published 12 times a year, CNUSA reaches more than 143,000 businesses in 152 countries! The Commercial Service Spain distributes over 3,500 copies of CNUSA every month to targeted Spanish buyers throughout Spain. U.S. firms can also advertise online through CNUSA. Companies submit a photo and description of their product or service. For more information or to place an ad in CNUSA, visit cnusa.

Quicktake

Quicktake (QT) is a Europe-wide electronic counseling service offered by industry sector. It offers: a quick, expert opinion by up to 30 European market specialists' export success; targeted feedback on the compatibility of the product or service with local tastes and suggested technical modifications; advice on where to start in Europe; information on competition and current and future demand; insight into relevant European Union regulations, standards and legislation; and suggested next steps---all within 15 business days. For any questions please visit Quicktake.

Country Commercial Guide (CCG)
A comprehensive report on the general business environment in Spain with an emphasis on market access, investment issues and general information on the best prospect sectors in Spain. Look for the CCG report under Market Research in Export.gov or contact CS Spain.