The business licensing guidelines pursuant to the Establishment Ordinance are amended effective October 1, 2022.
However, the requests under the “Business Establishment Ordinance” received before October 1, 2022, will be evaluated according to the old guidelines.
For more information, you may consult the following brochure (in Dutch):
According to the Business Licensing Ordinance it is prohibited to establish and to operate a business, to take over or to continue a business, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs. A business is defined as any organization involved in the trade of goods and/or services. Partner(s) of a General Partnership is (are) required to operate a business in accordance with said ordinance.
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