The business licensing guidelines pursuant to the Business 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. Partners of a limited partnership, with the exception of the limited partnership itself, are required to operate a business according to this ordinance.
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