- 1Spain: An attractive country for investment
- 2Setting up a business in Spain
- 3 Tax System
- 4 Investment aid and incentives in Spain
- 5 Labor and social security regulations
- 6 Intellectual property law
- 7Legal framework and tax implications of e-commerce in Spain
- AI Annex I Company and Commercial Law
- AIIAnnex II The Spanish financial system
- AIIIAnnex IIIAccounting and audit issues
- The country, its people and quality of life
- Spain and the European Union
- Economic structure
- Domestic Market
- Foreign trade and investment
- Legislation on foreign investment and exchange control
- Obligations in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing
8. Legislation on foreign investment and exchange controls
8.4 Import and export of certain means of payment and movements in Spain
Incoming or outgoing cross-border movements of means of payment for an amount of €10,000 or more or its equivalent in foreign currency is subject to prior administrative disclosure. If the disclosure is not made, Spanish customs officials may confiscate these means of payment.
Likewise, movements in Spain of means of payment for amounts of €100,000 or more, or its equivalent in foreign currency must also be disclosed previously.
For the purposes of the above, “movement” shall be deemed to mean any change of place or position verified outside the domicile of the holder of the means of payment.
“Means of payment” shall mean paper money and coins (domestic or foreign); bearer cheques denominated in any currency as well as any other instrument, including the electronic ones, designed to be used as a bearer payment means. Solely for the purposes of entering or leaving Spain, “payment means” shall also be deemed to be bearer negotiable instruments, including monetary instruments such as travelers cheques, negotiable instruments, including cheques, promissory notes and payment orders, whether in bearer form, endorsed without restriction, made out to a fictitious payee or any other form in which ownership thereof is transferred on delivery, and incomplete instruments, including cheques, promissory notes and payment orders that are signed but omit the name of the payee.