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Please see below for a summary of payment terms in Spain and the various industries across which payment term legislation appears. You can also download a summary of all Spanish payment terms by clicking the button below.

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Industries Laws Codes Notes
Construction
Manufacturing
Retail/Agriculture

LAWS

Act 15/2010 on measures to combat late payments in commercial transactions enacts the EU Late Payments Directive (see European Union for details). Additionally a strict maximum term of 60 days applies.

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail/Agriculture
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Law 7/1996 on the Regulation of Retail Trade sets a maximum term of 30 days for fresh and perishable food products and 60 days for other goods, except where the parties have explicitly agreed otherwise. If longer terms are agreed the supplier must be financially compensated for the extension, and under no circumstances may the payment be deferred for more than 90 days.

  • Retail/Agriculture
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CODES

The SME Confederation (CEPYME) promotes The Code for Good Practices to Avoid Late Payments.

NOTES

See European Union for the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain which was adopted on 30 April 2019.

  • Retail/Agriculture

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