Legal framework within the European Union

Gran Canaria is part of the Canarian Autonomous Community, one of the 17 such communities that make up the Kingdom of Spain, all of which enjoy a high level of political autonomy.


On Gran Canaria, the State maintains its competences in the management of ports and airports, part of the fiscal system and matters of public safety.


Like the rest of Spain, Gran Canaria is part of the European Union and the Euro Zone. Consequently, its currency is the euro and it participates in the Single European Market, including its customs regulations.


However, the Canarian Economic and Fiscal Regime (REF) enables Gran Canaria to offer significant fiscal and economic incentives that represent a real attraction to foreign investors.


As a result, economic instruments allow that a large amount of companies benefit from incentives such as the Special Canary Zone (ZEC), which the most attractive tax incentive in the European Union, establishing a Corporate Income Tax rate of 4%, in comparison to the European average of  25%-30%; and the Free Trade Zone of Gran Canaria, which offer customs and tax advantages and legal certainty.


The Canary Islands received more than 3,400 million euro of gross foreign investment  during the period 2005-2011.


For its condition as an Ultraperipheric Region (RUP), the Canary Islands have access to funds and economic instruments specific in Spain and the European Union which benefit the economic and social development.


A high level of safety favours 
 stability and the economic development of the island where some international companies and instituions are now based due to its geographic conditions. The diplomatic headquarters of "La Casa de Africa" (The House of Africa) is based in the islandas well as the representation of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Council for the Trade with Occidental Africa aka CAPCAO, and the presence of 40 consulates.



Kuwait in Spain

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Our latest investment report on Kuwait was recently published in one of the leading Spanish dailies, ABC.  FindMe in Kuwait explores the economic perspectives of Kuwait and the country´s future plans to compete with its fast developing neighbours. Once the leading country of the Gulf, Kuwait has remained silent for the past decade. And although many would like to see faster changes, Kuwait is moving, at its pace, to them. Inexorably. Learn about who is who in Kuwait and read what the leaders say about their own future in our upcoming release: FindMe in Kuwait Mobile app.


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GGC launches FMS and FMB mobile apps

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GGC concludes FindMe in Bahrain

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Global Gulf Consulting has concluded its latest production on Bahrain, FindMe in Bahrain giving the country a fresh approach after a couple of difficult years of local demonstrations that matched the global recession.  Bahrain is a small island in the Arabian Gulf with an incredible potential for logistics, industries and tourism. FindMe in Bahrain was supported by both the public and private sector of Bahrain.  Banagas, Nass Corporation, BBK and DHL were GGC strategic partners in the development of the series among others.  

FindMe in Bahrain is available at the local bookstores Jashamal and online as well as in the Apple Store. It is a full business leisure and business guide for any investor or visitor interested in traveling to Bahrain or for those that already live there.


New release: FindMe in Saudi 2013 Edition

FindMe in Saudi offers a multi-faceted overview combining business and leisure, economy and heritage. The book aims to capture the current development of Saudi Arabia in the words of the people who live and work there. It is an authoritative source of information for investors, businessmen and travellers produced to firmly position KSA as an attractive investment destination.

In contains general information about the country´ economic performance and who is who as a sectorial overview and a leisure guide.    

FindMe in Saudi 2013
FMS 2012 A4 v15 web.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [45.4 MB]

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35400 SPAIN


Kuwait. +965 98801872

Spain: +34 646464770

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