Authorizations for doing business in Belgium
Some businesses in Belgium
can only function if they are granted a special permit o licence
. This applies for a number of activities and occupations and entrepreneurs should always check if their business requires such special approvals
. Special authorizations for doing business in Belgium
can be obtained from the relevant authorities, after submitting a request.
The consultants at our law firm in Belgium
can tell you if your Belgian company needs a licence, permit or certificate
in order to function and conduct specific business activities.
Regulated activities in Belgium
Taxi operators and travel agencies in Belgium
are among the occupations that require special authorizations
. Entrepreneurs who want to open any kind of establishment that deals with foodstuffs needs to apply for a licence from the Foodstuffs Inspection Department
belonging to the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain. This applies for:
- restaurants, cafes and hotels;
- school cafeterias;
- company canteens;
- other establishments that commercialize foodstuffs, like bookstores and services stations (if applicable).
Private employment agencies as well as any business operating in the social economy sector need to obtain a license and/or an accreditatio
n. Businesses operating in fields like the urban planning and environment also need permits
. Any construction work, demolition, renovation, conversion or change of use of a building or house in Belgium
requires a planning permission
How to obtain a license or permit in Belgium
Entrepreneurs who want to obtain the necessary special permits and licenses
for doing business in Belgium
need to contact the relevant authorities. When dealing with foodstuffs, entrepreneurs must obtain a licence
from the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain
by submitting an application. They must also comply with the existing hygiene standards and pay a fee for the licence. For these types of activities, the licence is issued
for a period of three years.
We can help you obtain any and all necessary licenses, certificates and permits for your business. Our law firm in Belgium
specializes in a wide range of legal issues and can offer you various legal services