How to Export Coffee to Spain? – Shipping Coffee For Export From Vietnam To Spain 

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How to Export Coffee to Spain? – Shipping Coffee For Export From Vietnam To Spain: Vietnam and the EU signed the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) on June 30, 2019, and officially took effect on August 1, 2020; according to this agreement, EU countries, including Spain, offer necessary tariff preferences for Coffee imported from Vietnam.

Coffee has always been an important commodity in the group of agricultural products exported to Spain. According to ITC, Vietnam is the largest coffee exporter to this country in the first 5 months of 2019.

In the last 5 years, Spain’s coffee import demand is about 1 billion USD/year, the highest is in 2017 with a turnover of 1.08 billion USD, and the lowest is in 2016 with a turnover of 989.27 thousand USD. In 2018 alone, this turnover reached 1.03 billion USD, a slight decrease of 4.45% compared to the same period last year.

In May 2019, the value of Spain’s coffee imports equalled 84.66 million USD, bringing the country’s total coffee import turnover to 412.30 million USD, down 11% over the same period last year. Last year, affecting many exporting countries was reduced turnover. Vietnam ranks first in terms of market share, with coffee exports to this country reaching $21.58 million, bringing the total five-month turnover to $115.40 million, down 12.40% over the same period last year.

For Spain, Vietnam exports mainly two coffee products with HS code 090111 and HS code 090112, these are the two main products imported by Spain from other countries, with a turnover of 19.10 respectively million USD and 2.48 million USD.

Last June, the Vietnam-EU Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement (EVFTA and IPA) were officially signed in Hanoi after 9 years of negotiation, opening up opportunities for many commodities. of Vietnam, including coffee exports to the EU market in general as well as the Spanish market in particular. Accordingly, nearly 100% of Vietnam’s export turnover to the EU will be eliminated import tax after a short 7-year roadmap from the date of entry into force of the Agreement, this is the highest commitment level that a trading partner can commit to. for Vietnam among the free trade agreements that Vietnam has signed.

In addition, for many years now, the EU, including Spain, has maintained the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) mechanism for developing and underdeveloped countries, including Vietnam.

From August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022 (within two years from the effective date of EVFTA), enterprises are entitled to two preferential tariff regimes under EVFTA and GSP. They are allowed to choose which offer is more suitable. In choosing GSP treatment, the Coffee must meet GSP’s rules and procedures for certification of origin; in selecting preferential treatment under the EVFTA, the Coffee must meet the EVFTA rules and guidelines for a birth certificate. From August 1, 2022, the GSP preferential tariff mechanism automatically terminates, and enterprises apply the preferential tariff regime under EVFTA. However, the EVFTA allows if the EVFTA tax is higher than the GSP tax, they will still be entitled to GSP tax. No matter which preferential tax rate is chosen, the Coffee must meet the EVFTA rules and procedures for origin certification.

Are you determining taxes and procedures for importing Coffee into Spain?

To look up import taxes and import procedures of Vietnamese Coffee into EU countries in general and Spain in particular, the convenient search tool is the EC’s link below:

Determining taxes and procedures for exporting Coffee from Vietnam

Coffee shipped to Spain can enjoy preferential export tax under the EVFTA agreement

If they meet the rules and guidelines for certification of origin EVFTA, they will enjoy special preferential import tax under EVFTA; if they cannot meet the requirements for origin, they will enjoy preferential import tax.

For a quick lookup of export tax, export procedures can use the general tariff on At this tariff it is possible to look up export tax and preferential export tax under free agreements…. 

Shipping time for Coffee from Vietnam to Spain?

Shipping from Vietnam to Spain is mainly by sea and by air

Container shipping time from Vietnam to Spain? 

The table below lists expected container transit times from the main ports of Vietnam to some of the leading international ports of Spain (for more specific time information on the respective service and other ports). For other ports of Vietnam, you can contact HP Global Consulting, Hotline: 0886775126)

Port name/ Port code Time is to Hai Phong Time is to Da Nang Time vc to Ho Chi Minh (Cat Lai/Cai Mep)
Algeciras (Spain, Port code: ESALG) 30 – 46 days 38 – 53 days 44 – 51 days
Valencia (Spain, Port code: ESVLC) 23 – 40 days 32 – 51 days 24 – 48 days
Barcelona (Spain, Port code: ESBCN) 25 – 48 days 21 – 37 days 20 – 50 days
Bilbao (Spain, Port code: ESBIO) 34 – 54 days 37 – 67 days 30 – 45 days
Cartagena (Spain, Port code: ESCAR) 32-42 days 31-36 days 28-35 days
Huelva (Spain, Port code: ESHUV) 31-43 days 31-39 days 39-48 days
Las Palmas (Spain, Port code: ESLPA) 32-43 days 58-60 days 30-40 days
Castellon (Spain, Port code: ESCAS) 33-42 days 28-39 days 31-38 days
Ferrol (Spain, Port code: ESFRO) 32-40 days 32-38 days 28-37 days
Vigo (Spain, Port code: ESVGO) 32 – 52 days 37 – 60 days 28-39 days
Malaga (Spain, Port code: ESAGV) 32-42 days 32-44 days 28-35 days

Air freight time from Vietnam to Spain?

Currently, Vietnam’s three main international airports are Hanoi (HAN), Da Nang (DAD) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN).

With air transportation, if you fly directly (direct service) from Vietnamese airports, the time is in the day; however, going to Spain direct service is not much; most of them are transit services via one or another route. In some other airports, the time is about 3-7 days

Some of Spain’s main international airports are as follows:

Airport name/Airport code City
Barcelona International Airport (Airport code: BCN)
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (Airport code: MAD)
Malaga Airport (Airport code: AGP)
Palma De Mallorca Airport (Airport code: PMI)
Gran Canaria Airport (Airport code: LPA)
Tenerife South Airport (Airport code: TFS)
Valencia Airport (Airport code: VLC)
Fuerteventura Airport (Airport code: FUE)
Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
Alicante International Airport (Airport code: ALC)
Ibiza Airport (Airport code: IBZ)
Bilbao Airport (Airport code: BIO)
Sevilla Airport (Airport code: SVQ)
Menorca Airport (MAH)
Tenerife North Airport (Airport code: TFN)  


List Of Seaports In Spain (Spain)

Spain (Spanish: España), sometimes referred to by its official pre-1978 name, the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España).

It is a country in southwestern Europe. The Mediterranean Sea surrounds Spain’s main landmass to the east and south, the Bay of Biscay to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. With ​​504,782 km², Spain is the second-largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, after France.

Spain is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Due to its extensive colonial system in the 16th century, Spain’s cultural influences have spread worldwide. They have left more than 400 million people to speak Spanish today, becoming the second large world’s second language and most common birth mother.

Spain is a developed democratic and constitutional monarchy with the 9th largest economy in the world by GDP and the 15th human development index. As a member of the United Nations, the United Nations European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.

Gradually, sea routes were formed, and Spain became much more important in world trade because Spain’s natural position made it a natural transit point, receiving Countless ships from all over the world.

Spain with the main seaports such as:

1. Port of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona is a seaport with 2000 years of history and economic importance as one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean region and Catalonia, connecting with Tarragona. It is also Spain’s third-largest cargo port and Europe’s ninth-largest.

Shipping Coffee from HCM – to Barcelona: 1 USD / 1 CBM

Shipping time: 35 days

Shipping Coffee from Hai Phong – to Barcelona: 1 USD / 1 CBM

Shipping time: 36 days

2. Port of Valencia

Valencia is on the east coast of Spain. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and one of the most active in the Mediterranean Sea.

Shipping Coffee from HCM – Valencia: 1 USD/ 1 CBM

Shipping time: 30 days

Shipping Coffee from Hai Phong – to Valencia: 1 USD / 1 CBM

Shipping time: 38 days

3. Port of Bilbao

It is a port city located in the North of Spain. This is an autonomous city in the Basque Country.

Shipping Coffee from HCM – Bilbao: 1 USD / 1 CBM

Shipping time: 37 days

Shipping Coffee from Hai Phongto  – to Bilbao: 1 USD / 1 CBM

Shipping time: 38 days

Vietnamese coffee is gaining advantages in the Spanish market

The Ministry of Industry and Trade said that in October 2018, the domestic price of Robusta coffee increased in line with the global coffee price. On October 30, 2018, the cost of Robusta coffee rose from 7.1 to 8.8% compared to the end of September 2018.

According to estimates, coffee exports in October 2018 reached 130 thousand tons, worth 230 million USD, up 7.7% in volume and 8.4% in value compared to September 2018, up 64%. in the book and book3% in matter over the same period in 2017. In the first ten months of 2018, coffee exports reached 1,577 million tons, worth 2.98 billion USD, up 21.5% in volume and 1.1% increase in value compared to 10 months of 2017.

The average export price of coffee in October 2018 reached USD 1,769/ton, up 0.7% compared to September 2018 but still down 24.2% compared to October 2017. In the ten months of 2018, the average export price of Vietnam’s coffee reached 1,890 USD/ton, down 16.8% compared to the ten months of 2017.

Regarding export categories, in September 2018, Robusta coffee exports increased by 56.3% in volume and 15.9% in value over the same period in 2017, reaching 105,685 tons, worth $165.39 million. . Accumulated in the first nine months of 2018, Robusta coffee exports reached 1.23 million tons, worth US$2,142 billion, up 27% in volume and 4.4% in value over the same period in 2017. The average export price of Robusta coffee in 9 months of 2018 reached 1,741 USD/ton, down 17.8% compared to 9 months of 2017. Meanwhile, the average export price of processed coffee increased by 9.7%, reaching 5,300 USD/ton.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade said that Spain’s coffee imports from Vietnam increased sharply. In contrast, imports from other major markets decreased, making Vietnam’s coffee market share in Spain’s total imports increase. From 36.7% in 7 months of 2017 to 45.6% in 7 months of 2018. Meanwhile, Brazil’s coffee market share in Spain decreased from 14.5% to 12.8% in 7 months. May 2018.

Thus, Vietnamese coffee is gaining more advantage in the Spanish market than other competitors. The prospect of Vietnam’s coffee industry in Spain in the coming time is relatively favourable due to the abundant domestic supply; Vietnam has started to enter the early ripening coffee harvest season 2018/19. Besides, Spain’s coffee imports are at a high level.




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