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 make any change of the business, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs. A business is defined as any organization involved in the trade of goods, services or both. This includes the expansion or any change of the business activity.
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