News from the Ministry of the year 2020
All press releases
Tourism | 1/4/2022
Between January and November, the total number of tourists visiting Spain reached nearly 28.2 million, and their spending exceeded 31.2 million euros. According to Reyes Maroto “Based on our forecasts in the fourth quarter of 2021, the number of arrivals is approximately 10.6 billion, reflecting a 64 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019.
The Ministry | 12/30/2021
Reyes Maroto: “Cumplimos los principales hitos para consolidar una reactivación económica y social justa”
El Ministerio ha cumplido con el 65% de sus compromisos en el último semestre. El objetivo es mejorar la productividad y acelerar la transformación de nuestro modelo productivo basado en la sostenibilidad, digitalización y la cohesión social y territorial. El avance en el proceso de vacunación y las herramientas para garantizar los viajes seguros han consolidado la recuperación turística y mejorado las llegadas de pasajeros.
Trade | 12/9/2021
El Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo premia la renovación y modernización del tejido comercial
Premiados los ayuntamientos de Barcelona y Herrera del Duque (Badajoz), la empresa barcelonesa Santa Eulalia, S.A. y la Federación de Comerciantes e Industriales de Morrazo (FECIMO), en Pontevedra.
Tourism | 12/7/2021
El Gobierno destina 109,8 millones de euros a la rehabilitación de patrimonio histórico de uso turístico
Entre las beneficiaras están las 15 Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad, el Camino Ignaciano y 11 CCAA del Camino de Santiago
Trade | 11/26/2021
El fenómeno de las falsificaciones representa una gran amenaza para la innovación, la salud y el empleo
Industry | 11/17/2021
La iniciativa CULINARY ACTION!, del Basque Culinary Center, ha obtenido el Premio en la categoría de Promoción de la iniciativa empresarial. Firefighting Open Innovation Lab-CILIFO (FOIL-CILIFO), presentado por Fundación Delegación-Fundación Finnova, ha ganado el Premio en la categoría de Apoyo a la internacionalización de las empresas.
Tourism | 11/16/2021
España defiende que el turismo tenga en la agenda europea una relevancia acorde con su peso económico y social
Reyes Maroto celebra el éxito del certificado covid digital UE como instrumento para generar confianza en los viajes seguros y facilita la movilidad internacional.
Industry | 11/16/2021
Se han beneficiado 170 empresas industriales y se ha adjudicado el 93% de las ayudas solicitadas.
Tourism | 11/11/2021
Para el secretario de Estado de Turismo, Fernando Valdés: “Con esta declaración reconocemos este espectáculo que tiene su origen en la Edad Media y destaca por su originalidad y su arraigo en Elche”
Tourism | 10/21/2021
El empleo en turismo continúa su senda de recuperación con 134.903 nuevas afiliaciones en septiembre
Se trata del cuarto mes consecutivo que registra este crecimiento interanual El mes cierra con 2.365.731 trabajadores dados de alta en la Seguridad Social en el sector turístico, un 6% más que en 2020 Los afiliados aumentaron en todas las comunidades y en la mayoría de las ramas turísticas
Trade | 10/19/2021
Las importaciones también se incrementaron un 21,6% interanual hasta agosto de 2021, alcanzando los 212.497 millones de euros.
Industry | 10/8/2021
Las ayudas del Plan de modernización de la máquina herramienta se podrán solicitar a partir de mañana
Las ayudas tienen la forma de subvención y serán como máximo de un 20% de los gastos en las pequeñas empresas y de un 10% en el caso de las medianas empresas, con un límite máximo de 175.000 euros por máquina.
Tourism | 10/6/2021
En 2020, España comenzó a exportar el modelo DTI en Colombia, donde trabajó con la ciudad de Medellín para conversión en destino turístico inteligente. Bogotá ocupa el segundo lugar en el ranking de Ciudades Latinoamericanas del Futuro (2021/22), es la tercera ciudad más importante de América Latina y la primera de Colombia en inversión extranjera directa (2019/20) y ocupa el quinto puesto en América Latina en cantidad de congresos acogidos (2019); lo que da una especial relevancia al desarrollo de este proyecto por sus dimensiones. La conversión en destino turístico inteligente comenzará con el análisis de toda la información de la ciudad relacionada con los cinco ejes que conforman la metodología, que abarca la gobernanza, la innovación, la tecnología, la accesibilidad y la sostenibilidad.
Tourism | 9/14/2021
España y el organismo de la Naciones Unidas trabajan juntos para impulsar la recuperación del turismo mundial
Trade | 8/19/2021
Se afianza la recuperación del comercio exterior español: las exportaciones crecen un 23,3% en el primer semestre de 2021
El déficit comercial en el primer semestre fue un 28,7% inferior al del mismo periodo de 2020
Las exportaciones en junio de 2021 aumentaron un 22% interanual hasta alcanzar los 27.610 M€, máximo histórico en un mes de junio
Industry | 8/16/2021
Convocada la línea de ayudas para planes de innovación y sostenibilidad de la industria manufacturera por 95 M€
• Esta actuación persigue que las empresas industriales planteen la innovación y la mejora de la sostenibilidad como un proceso continuo más de su negocio.
• Las ayudas incorporan 14 M€ de subvenciones.
Trade | 8/12/2021
Premiados los ayuntamientos de Barcelona y Herrera del Duque (Badajoz), la empresa barcelonesa Santa Eulalia, S.A., y la Federación de Comerciantes e Industriales de Morrazo (FECIMO), en Pontevedra
Industry | 8/5/2021
Convocada la línea de ayudas Activa Financiación en el ámbito de la Industria Conectada 4.0 por 95 M€
• Esta actuación persigue el apoyo a proyectos que promuevan la transformación digital de las empresas industriales y la mejora de su sostenibilidad ambiental como consecuencia de su digitalización
• Las ayudas cuentan con 45 M€ más que en la convocatoria de 2019
Tourism | 7/30/2021
Es la primera vez desde el inicio de la pandemia que se rompe la tendencia descendente
The Ministry | 7/30/2021
Reyes Maroto: “Estos meses hemos puesto las bases de la recuperación y la transformación de nuestros sectores productivos”
La ministra considera que las acciones desarrolladas este semestre desde las distintas áreas de su Departamento han permitido reactivar la economia y avanzar su digitalización, sostenibilidad y resiliencia El impulso de proyectos transformadores para conseguir una movilidad sostenible y conectada ligados a los fondos europeos, la recuperación de la movilidad segura entre estados de la UE y con terceros países para relanzar el turismo, el apoyo para la internacionalización de las empresas o los fondos de apoyo a la solvencia empresarial, son algunos de hitos
Tourism | 7/29/2021
Reyes Maroto destaca que las inversiones previstas son la prueba del compromiso del Ejecutivo central con Galicia. El proyecto contempla 11 intervenciones para mejorar el patrimonio histórico gallego, el apoyo a los destinos asociados a los Caminos de Santiago y la promoción internacional por parte de Turespaña. A estas inversiones se suman dos planes de sostenibilidad turística aprobados por el Gobierno para Ourense y en A Mariña Lucense
Tourism | 7/28/2021
The Secretariat of State for Tourism adopts 23 Sustainability Plans in Destinations with an investment of EUR 64 million
These plans correspond to the general call for applications and they have been drafted in agreement with regional and local bodies.
Tourism | 7/22/2021
The minister Reyes Maroto presents Spain as an attractive tourist destination to American tour operators
American travel agents value the certainty and clarity with which Spain is working to restore customer confidence when travelling. The minister also laid out details of the Spanish government's Plan to modernize the sector and to transform the tourism model into a more sustainable, digital and resilient one. Within the English-sapeaking market, the United States is a key market for Spanish tourism with 3.3 million inbound tourists and 5.8 billion euros in expenditure in 2019.
Trade | 7/20/2021
España y Estados Unidos acuerdan trabajar conjuntamente para impulsar la Agenda Transatlántica que será clave para la recuperación económica y social tras la pandemia
España y Estados Unidos acuerdan crear un grupo de trabajo para impulsar el papel de las pymes en la internacionalización
Industry | 7/20/2021
The Ministry of Industry and the Association of Labor Relations and Social Security Law Consultants unite to support entrepreneurs
Currently, the PAE Network consists of nearly 3,800 PAE entrepreneur information outlets, of which nearly 3,000 are private and 800, public.
Industry | 7/19/2021
Alcoa has committed to studying the proposals submitted by the minister Reyes Maroto. The Government has offered to accompany the sale with public grants for the industrial and energy sectors.
Industry | 7/19/2021
Industria selecciona a los dos representantes españoles en los Premios Europeos a la Promoción Empresarial
Los Premios EEPA son convocados anualmente por la Comisión Europea, con el fin de dar publicidad a iniciativas sobresalientes de promoción y apoyo a la actividad de emprendedores y pymes.
Tourism | 7/19/2021
Arrivals from the UK increased by 232 percent in one month
Trade | 7/16/2021
Next week, Minister Maroto will attend high-level meetings in Washington with the members of the Biden administration in charge of trade, in order to boost overseas trade relations and to support the presence of Spanish companies in the country. From Wednesday onwards, Minister Maroto will join President Sanchez's entourage on his American tour.
Industry | 7/16/2021
The Central Government and the Regional Government of Extremadura promote the construction of a sugar factory in Merida
This project promoted by Ibérica Sugar Company Iberian entails an investment of €470 million, the creation of 54 permanent jobs, and the hiring of an additional 254 workers during the yearly crop season.
Industry | 7/15/2021
Industria activa el Fondo de Apoyo a la Inversión Industrial Productiva dotado con 600 millones de euros en 2021
Para la ministra Maroto, este nuevo instrumento va a contribuir a incrementar la producción industrial y el empleo de calidad en el conjunto del territorio nacional. El Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo mantendrá su servicio ‘Financia Industria’ de asesoramiento gratuito para informar de este fondo. Desde el portal de SEPIDES está disponible el acceso a la presentación de solicitudes a la financiación.
Industry | 6/29/2021
The Spanish Government initiates a new consultation process for participation in a European microelectronics project
In the words of the Secretary-General for Industry and SMEs, Raül Blanco, “the goal of this new expression of interest is to enhance Spain's participation in this IPCEI with financially sound and large-scale projects ”
Industry | 6/25/2021
The Ministry of Industry and the Regional Government of Extremadura sign an agreement with Diamond Foundry to produce sustainable diamonds
According to the Secretary-General for Industry and SMEs, this project will place Spain at the forefront of the diamond industry and will be key to manufacturing semiconductors, in order to remedy their current shortage in Europe.
Trade | 6/25/2021
The winners of this edition were the City Council of Don Benito, the Zona Triana Association of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and the stationery store, Papeleria Tamayo, in San Sebastián
The Ministry | 6/22/2021
To provide funding for more than 600 business projects with an induced investment of around €218 M. 506 operations were approved along these lines in 2020, entailing an investment of over 83 million euros.
Tourism | 6/21/2021
En mayo, 1,4 millones de viajeros llegaron a España procedentes de aeropuertos en el extranjero
Tourism | 6/18/2021
The Spanish Government launches the National Xacobeo Tourism Plan with an investment of 121 million euros
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, delivered the closing address at the Oviedo presentation of the strategy to revitalize tourism along the Spanish pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela
Industry | 6/18/2021
The Spanish Government launches a website to provide information on the Fund to Support Investment in Production
The Fund was endowed with €600 million in 2021 and applications for aid are invited from July onwards.
The Ministry | 6/18/2021
The introduction of more energy efficient technologies will enable energy savings of 30% in the elevators. This aid granted by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to €377,840.21
Industry | 6/16/2021
Spain and South Korea have signed two agreements for cooperation in the fields of industrial digitization and SMEs
These agreements will boost business exchanges between both countries as well as promote sustainable and innovative economic growth.
Trade | 6/15/2021
Minister Reyes Maroto welcomed the agreement reached between the European Commission and the American Administration that enables the "suspension of the mutual implementation of tariffs for a period of five years and the creation of a joint working group that will help to build closer relationships between the EU and the USA in the sector of large civil aircraft, in a shift from confrontation to collaboration”. Luis Planas welcomed the return to the path of multilateralism in international trade, and above all, an end to tariffs that unfairly taxed the Spanish agrifood sector, especially, olive oil, wine, cheese and citrus fruits, among others. This decision will enable the renewed export of affected Spanish products, especially agrifoods, to the US.
Covid-19 Trade | 6/15/2021
The Spanish Government approves the €1 billion recapitalization fund for businesses affected by COVID-19
The Recapitalization Fund is one of the measures undertaken by the government to reinforce the solvency of businesses. Operations to be subsidized by the Fund will be to the tune of €4-25 million per beneficiary, €3-15 million in the case of SMEs.
Industry | 4/27/2021
The Spanish Government approves EUR 79 million in aid to compensate for indirect CO2 emissions costs
According to Minister Maroto, these subsidies are key to boosting the competitiveness of the industrial sector and enhancing their production capacity, while also generating employment.
Tourism | 4/19/2021
This measure is part of the ‘España Puede’ Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan The Strategy will lay the foundations for a new tourist model to transform destinations according to sustainable criteria in line with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda
Trade | 4/16/2021
The conclusions of the report of the Working Group "Women and Internationalization" have been presented to promote greater involvement of women in international activities. They highlight the importance of promoting greater visibility and training, including gender clauses in trade agreements and greater financial support for women
The Ministry | 4/13/2021
They will allow students from each university to taken on internships at the ministry. The initiative strengthens interaction between universities and the ministry led by Minister Reyes Maroto.
Industry | 4/13/2021
Reyes Maroto "We must generate confidence in vaccination and follow the indications of experts involved in the vaccine programme and the EMA"
The minister recognised the role of science and research in the fight against COVID and notes that Spain has the ability to increase its autonomy in the manufacture of vaccines and become a hub for pharmaceutical investment.
Industry | 4/12/2021
According to Reyes Maroto, this plan “ranks us among the most advanced countries in the world in the field of Industrial Property as an instrument of socio-economic development”. The Office will promote sustainable economic development and technological progress through the strategic use of Industrial Property. The OEPM will be a more people-centred, sustainable, digital, innovative, transparent and effective organisation in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Trade | 4/6/2021
Reyes Maroto congratulated the new 36 civil servants, highlighting their work for the construction of a country project “that is thrilling and will improve the lives of people”.
Industry | 4/5/2021
Reyes Maroto presents a strategic bio-sustainable packaging manufacturing and logistics hub in Segovia
With an investment of €113 million, the project will consist of the expansion of the current Drylock plant, the construction of a new industrial packaging plant and the creation of a new logistics centre in the province. The project will impact tractor at national and European level in line with the 2030 National Strategies for Driving Industry Forward, and the Circular Economy. It will generate 300 direct jobs and about 1,000 indirect costs.
Tourism | 3/31/2021
Spain will work with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to promote smart tourist destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean
The project, sponsored by the IDB, will extend to 2022 and be implemented for the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole.
Tourism | 3/30/2021
The Ministers of tourism from Spain and Mexico, the World Tourism Organization and tourist industry representatives discuss the homogenisation of travel security protocols
Tourism | 3/30/2021
A new portal combines all the aid available at different levels of Government
Industry | 3/24/2021
The first Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE in Spanish) will be in the car manufacturing sector to address the transition to electric and connected vehicles. PERTE contemplates the manufacture of batteries in Spain; developing a mobility ecosystem for infrastructure and demand; and manufacturing electric and connected vehicles.
Industry | 3/22/2021
For the minister of industry, commerce and tourism, Reyes Maroto “ is far from an agreement by the industry that will allow our occupied its essential reindustrialización, designed to diversify, balance and modernize the production structure, pushing strategic sectors that make our economy more resilient. ”
Tourism | 3/16/2021
The report highlights innovation, knowledge and smart specialisation as factors for competitiveness to guide tourism policy in the coming years The study underlines the need to establish synergies and joint actions under the Smart Tourism Destination (DTI) model and the DTI network
Industry | 3/16/2021
The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2021 Raúl Blanco "These awards are a great opportunity to gain recognition and visibility at a European level"
Trade | 3/11/2021
Reyes Maroto “The entry into force today of the suspension of tariffs imposed by the US is a big step to reach a negotiated solution"
Suspension will allow exports of products such as olive oil, cheese and wine to the US to start recovering their market share after two years of sharp decline. The suspension will cover all tariffs, on aircraft and components as well as all other agri-food products.
Trade | 3/5/2021
The Minister of Trade and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food call for the new US Administration to reach a negotiated solution as soon as possible to definitively eliminate measures that have disproportionately and unfairly penalised the Spanish agri-food sector The suspension will mean that the export of some Spanish products to the US can start to recover
Industry | 3/4/2021
The Government is going to create a public-private consortium to set up the first battery factory in Spain
Maroto highlights the power of social dialogue in Spain. The minister has defended an Industry Pact that enables the country to reindustrialize, in order to diversify, balance and modernize the productive structure. A few days before the 8-M celebration, Maroto has recognized women and female talent in industry
Tourism | 3/4/2021
The project aims to bring together the Ways of St. James, creating a unique tourism product that will contribute to territorial cohesion, deseasonalisation and boost the Spain Brand. Maroto describes this new tourism product as “a commitment to the tourist model we want for the future” The plan will involve a wide range of actors, both public (CAAC and town councils) and private (associations and social entities)
Tourism | 3/1/2021
Spain urges the Commission to accelerate the European Vaccination Certificate to regain mobility by guaranteeing safe travel
Reyes Maroto has also defended that the Commission develop an ambitious program to recover tourism in Europe under the new budgetary framework.
Industry | 2/25/2021
The Ministries of Industry and Science launched a public consultation for the participation in a microelectronics European project
This IPCEI aims to reinforce the European electronics industry, focusing on the design ecosystem, the capacities of the supply chain and the first industrial deployment of advanced semiconductor technologies.
Tourism | 2/19/2021
All the authorities are joining forces so that the fair which aims to relaunch Tourism, by emphasising safe travel, can be held in May Fitur will be a global showcase for analysing initiatives such as health passports, tourist corridors and diagnostic tests at origin and destinatio
Trade | 2/19/2021
Exports of goods in Spain are growing at 0.9 per cent in december 2020 compared to the same month in the previous year, the first increase since march.Exports of goods of Spain in 2020 has been a 90 per cent of the value exported in 2019.The trade deficit was reduced by 58 per cent by 2020.
Tourism | 2/18/2021
The secretary of state for tourism, Fernando Valdés, signed the motion today.
Industry | 2/16/2021
The Ministry of Industry trade and Tourism grants 494 shareholder's loans to the value of € 81.9 M to finance to SMEs and entrepreneurs in 2020
The execution of the three lines of credit is more than 85% of the funds.</p><p>In terms of regional distribution, Catalonia accounts for 36% of the total, followed by the Community of Madrid (28%), Andalusia (9%), Valencia (8%) and Galicia (5%).
Trade | 2/12/2021
The price-competitiveness of the Spanish economy improves compared to the EU-27 in the fourth quarter of 2020
For the Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez, this index reflects that "in 2020, new competitiveness-price gains have been achieved compared to the rest of the European Union, which constitutes our main market."
The Ministry | 2/11/2021
Maroto reminds parliament that the full incorporation of women in the job market will mean an increase of 15% to the GDP in Spain
The minister has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on women as the industries that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 mainly employ women
Industry | 2/4/2021
The Plan defines six areas of action: modernisation of production plants, a support fund for the supply chain, a stable budget framework, investment in R&D&I, support for vocational training, and a commitment to employment
Tourism | 2/1/2021
Projects for Sierra Espuña (Murcia), La Siberia (Badajoz) and Sierra de Francia (Salamanca) specify their plan of action for 2021.
The first Tourist Sustainability Plans approved last September at the Sectoral Conference are being launched this week with the creation of their committees, the body representing the three participant administrations (state, regional and local) which will ensure that plans are effectively implemented as agreed.
Trade | 2/1/2021
The company launched six support measures for large companies and internationalised SMEs on behalf of the State to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on the Spanish economy. The largest line, the Extraordinary CESCE COVID19 Line, has already supported more than 800 internationalised companies and accounts for one third of the 3.081 billion euros of insurance issued on behalf of the State in 2020.
Industry | 1/28/2021
The Indicator for January rises 4 points and confirms the trend of improvement of Spanish industry. According to Minister Maroto “it is a very positive sign because it indicates that the industry has good prospects for the coming months. Our country maintains the trend of improvement in industry”.
Trade | 1/28/2021
Maroto urges the European Commission to request that Biden suspends the Helms-Burton law and the tariffs on Spanish products
One of the priorities of the Spanish government is working on the suspension of the Helms-Burton law, which is seriously affecting our tourism industry Maroto focuses on four priorities of the new trade relations between the European Union and the USA: solving trade disputes, improving cooperation, promote the reformation of the multilateral trading system, and coordinate responses to avoid trade distortions.
Industry | 1/27/2021
Aves Nobles and Contadores de Agua de Zaragoza win the 2nd National Awards for Connected Industry 4.0
The companies Schindler and Bodega Matarromera were the runners-up. Minister Maroto announced a redefinition of the Connected Industry 4.0 strategy towards a cooperative model capable of addressing the digital transformation in value chains.
Tourism | 1/27/2021
Maroto underlines the strength of the tourism image of Spain: “People want to travel to our country again”
While waiting for recovery, the government outlines its plan to modernise the sector and make it more competitive With an investment of €3.4 billion of European funds, it will address existing challenges to diversify tourism options and reduce seasonality. Turespaña's information and promotion strategy focuses on making Spain a leader in safe travel
Industry | 1/27/2021
Companies have benefited from the support and advice of the General Secretariat of industry and the tourist. This IPCEI falls within the initiative European Alliance of batteries (EBA), driven by the European commission and Spain takes an active part since creation.
Tourism | 1/26/2021
Reyes Maroto, "our foreign action must help the tourism industry to continue to drive job creation and the recovery of international mobility will be one of the most relevant expressions of economic diplomacy."
Trade | 1/25/2021
Synthetic Index of Export Activity (Spanish acronym: ISAE) shows a considerable improvement and is at 12 points All indicators have gone up, from the order book and export expectations in the coming months to hired employment for export tasks
Industry | 1/25/2021
Més de 30.500 empreses i autònoms s'han beneficiat de les ajudes de la Companyia Espanyola de Refiançament
L'any passat CERSA va multiplicar la seva activitat per 2,9 vegades respecte a l'exercici 2019.Per sectors, els principals avalats han estat el comerç i l'hostaleria. El País Basc i Andalusia són les comunitats autònomes on s'han tancat més operacions de reafiançament.
Industry | 1/22/2021
Industry receives more than 750 applications after the public consultation to identify projects that could mobilize up to 30 billion euros
For the minister Reyes Maroto, the high turnout shows the great interest of Spanish companies in investing to strengthen the national economy. There is a wide variety of sectors and value chains involved, esepcially in agri-food, automotive, tourism, the circular economy, electro-intensive industries, paper, maritime, electronics manufacturing, aeronautics, aerospace, and retail. The proposals show participation throughout all of Spain, including all 17 Autonomous Regions and the two autonomous cities.
Tourism | 1/22/2021
The Government reiterates that it is working hard to receive international tourists as soon as possible
It is focusing on controlling the pandemic, accelerating the vaccination process and ensuring safety of tourists The minister has stressed that Spain's image as a tourist destination has not been adversely affected by the pandemic and that tourists are hoping to return to Spain
Trade | 1/21/2021
The deficit dropped by 58.7% up to November
Industry | 1/20/2021
National patent applications grow in 2020 for the first year since Law 24/2015, the Patent Act, entered into force and despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Jointly, patent and utility model applications increase by 19.4% compared to 2019. Trademark and trade name applications are also experiencing rises of 0.8% and 5.6%, respectively, compared to applications submitted the previous year. The main Autonomous Regions by number of applications are Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Region of Valencia and Castile and León.
Tourism | 1/18/2021
Fernando Valdés requests progress in the tests in origin as an alternative to quarantines while the vaccination process moves forward Maroto highlights the work of the government within the OECD to achieve a common vaccination certificate to enable regaining mobility
Industry | 1/15/2021
The Innovation in Cybersecurity Programme for SMEs is launching, free for participants. The goal of ACTIVA Cybersecurity is for SMEs to determine their level of security and to protect themselves from cyber attacks.
The Ministry | 12/30/2020
Reyes Maroto: "Our priority has been to deploy a safety net to protect businesses and workers from the impact of the pandemic"
The Minister declared herself "satisfied" with the work done and the high level of compliance with her Department's goals.
Tourism | 12/28/2020
Today the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto chaired the Joint Trade and Tourism Sector Conference
The minister has reviewed the main measures launched by the Spanish government and provided for under the Plan for boosting the hotel and tourism industries and trade which are aimed at easing the situation for companies and individuals associated with these activities.
Tourism | 12/22/2020
The plan establishes a 50% reduction or, alternatively, a deferment of payment for up to four months after the end of the state of emergency for the rent on commercial premises owned by large property owners rented to SMEs and freelancers. Likewise, the plan implements a tax incentive on income tax for small landlords with commercial premises in the amount of the rent reduction agreed to with their tenant during the first quarter of 2021. The plan takes into account a decrease in yields from income tax modules and the simplified VAT system of up to 35% for tourism, hospitality and trade activities. Five new activities are included in the "hyper protected" category in the Temporary Redundancy Plan enacted by RDL 30/2020, including beverage wholesale, restaurants and food stalls and bars. A new tranche of the line of ICO credit facilities is allocated €500M and backed with a 90% state guarantee. Refunds made to customers by travel agencies are recognised as eligible expenditures for the line of ICO credit facilities.
Industry | 12/21/2020
The first meeting concentrated on the 12th component of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which focuses on industrial policy and will be backed by 2,853 million euros in public funds over the next three years. Raül Blanco comments: “The Plan is a historic opportunity, thanks to the resources available to us at this crucial juncture, to turn this economic crisis around with clear objectives: digital trandormation, ecological transition, territorial cohesion, and gender equality.
Covid-19 Tourism | 12/18/2020
Secretary of State Fernando Valdés notes that these manuals will be used as a reference for developing international standards.
Trade | 12/18/2020
The deficit was reduced by 58.0% through October. The food sector continues its positive trend and the automotive sector has strongly recovered in recent months.
Tourism | 12/17/2020
The first international cities are Tequila (Mexico) and Medellín (Colombia).The DTI Network already has 230 members, and was recently joined by the City Councils of Spain's World Heritage Cities Group.
Industry | 12/16/2020
The jury appreciated how their work brought together excellence in artisanal production and haute cuisine, in addition to the social and professional prestige that they contribute to the sector. Other winners included AyF Tejedores, who won the Product Award; DSNÚ, who received the Enterprise Award; Los Ferreiros de Mazonovo, who won the Promociona Award for private entities; and BEAZ, winner of the Promociona Award for public entities. The award ceremony is postponed until next year due to the pandemic.
Industry | 12/15/2020
The Government authorises funding worth $184 million euros to manufacture the 8x8 armoured combat vehicle and the NH90 helicopter
The activities associated with these projects will mean the creation of 1,240 jobs and maintenance of another 100 jobs.
Industry | 12/15/2020
The measure will benefit 612 companies in over 60 industries, including steel, aluminium, paper, chemistry, tiles and ceramics, textiles, and cement. For Reyes Maroto, “this Statute, along with carbon subsidies and the Spanish Reserve Fund backing energy-intensive firms, will ensure greater energy security and price certainty, and will favour investment in industry.”
Covid-19 Industry | 12/14/2020
The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan sets five strategic goals for SMEs: encouraging new enterprises, boosting business growth, facilitating the digital transition and innovation, improving internationalisation, and supporting trade. Support for SMEs will be backed by 2,894 million euros in public funds over the next three years.
Industry | 12/11/2020
The minister has appealed for a wide-ranging State Pact for industry to develop an ambitious industrial policy over this government term.
The Ministry | 12/10/2020
Maroto announces the approval of the Energy-Intensive Indutries Statute and subsidies in hospitality before the end of the year
The minister mentioned that one of the tools supporting economic recovery will be the 2021 State Budget, which includes 27,000 million euros for the Recovery Plan.
Industry | 12/10/2020
The Ministry of Industry launches a public consultation to identify projects driving the modernisation of Spanish industry
Projects should have a significant impact on competitiveness and contribute to the double green and digital transition set in motion by the European Union. Projects may be submitted until 20 January 2021