View Full Version : Trading laws query in Spain!

02-06-2011, 11:47 PM
I am wondering if anyone is able to offer any advice regarding the current laws surrounding street trading?

I would be particularly interested to know more about the laws and restrictions related to selling food.

Many thanks in advance!!


02-15-2011, 02:18 PM
Hello Radders,

Welcome to our forum.

The regulations related to street selling vary from one province to another, though there are common requirements such as:

- Requirement to be in possession of a valid work & residence permit if you are a foreigner
- Register with the Social Security Institute as self employer worker
- Sign up for at the tax office related to the specific activity – products you will be selling
- If it is food that you will be selling, you will need to have passed the tests in order to obtain the food handling license
- Obtain your street vendor license and register at the street vendorīs registry at the town hall of the corresponding city/town/village

There are various ordinances issued by each town hall where they specify in which areas you are allowed to sell, as well as other specific requirements.