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Licences, authorizations and access to the profession

Some occupations and activities are regulated and subject to the granting of a permit or licence.
Some occupations and activities are regulated and subject to the granting of a permit or licence. You should always check whether any special permits or licences are required for your particular activity.

Reglemented activities

Verify with Brussels Economy and Employment if you fulfil all conditions and possess the necessary authorisations.
 

  • Central jury examinations for commercial activities
  • (basic management knowledge and professional skills)
  • and a professional card for the non-European self-employed
  • Tourist accommodation
  • Travel agencies
  • Organic products
  • Butchers - pork butchers
  • Service voucher companies
  • Private employment agencies
  • Itinerant traders and fairground personnel
  • Non-profit itinerant sales
  • ...

Paid transport

Brussels Mobility is the competent authority at regional level with respect to licences for taxi, car plus chauffeur (limousine) rental and special regular transport services (FR/NL).

Arms and dual-use technologies

Brussels International, in charge of the external relations of the Region, processes applications for import, export or transit licences for arms and connected equipment as well as dual-use goods and technologies.

impulse.brussels provides free personalised support for all urban planning questions (including assessing permit applications, office, car park and advertising regulations, procedures and recommendations) and environmental questions (including permit types, establishment plans, regulations on water discharges, waste, air emissions and transport plans) in the Brussels-Capital Region.

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