What is a trade?

The preconditions for a business activity falling under trade law are activities carried out

  • for the entrepreneur’s own account and at the entrepreneur’s risk,
  • regularly, and
  • with the intention of realising an economic benefit or profit.

The rules on how to obtain a trade business license are set out in the Trade Act (Gewerbeordnung – GewO).

The lists for regulated and non-regulated business activities are available only in german and therefore you can find them here on our german part of the website.

Last Modified: 28.05.2018 14:53