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.