Trade in animals used for hobby breeding - licencing step by step

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

This activity means purchasing with the objective of further sale and sale of animals intended for hobby breeding (aquarium fish, small rodents and hares, dogs, cats, exotic animals, in particular birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates and suchlike) and in connection with the above, the sale of animals from ones own breeding and purchase, the offer and sale of feedstuff, breeding equipment and aids, for animals in hobby breeding.

Notification of a professional trade

The application shall be submitted:

  1. at any trade licence office
  2. via public administration contact points (the so-called Czech POINT) – in Czech only
  3. electronically, via the information system provided by the Register of Trade Business

Form of submission

Notification may only be submitted using the so-called Single Registration Form.

Conditions for conducting the trade + application requisites and appendices

Further details/appendices relating to the notification

Documents evidencing professional competence should be attached to the notification. In this instance, professional competence shall mean the following:

  1. higher education in a study programme and study field focusing on livestock breeding, zootechnics or veterinary medicine and 1 year’s professional experience, or
  2. further vocational education in a field of study focusing on livestock breeding, zootechnics or veterinary medicine and 2 years' experience in the profession, or
  3. secondary education with a school-leaving examination in a field of study focusing on livestock breeding, zootechnics or veterinary medicine and 2 years' experience in the profession, or
  4. secondary education with a certificate of apprenticeship in a field of study focusing on livestock breeding or zootechnics and 3 years' experience in the profession, or
  5. a retraining certificate or other evidence of professional qualification for the relevant employment activity, issued by an establishment accredited in accordance with specific legislation, or by an establishment accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, or by a ministry in whose purview the sector in which the trade is operated falls, and 4 years’ experience in the profession, or
  6. documents under section 7(5)(j), (k), (l) or (m) of the Trade Licensing Act.

However, the condition of professional competence must also be met by employees actually performing the activities. In this instance, professional competence shall mean the following:

  1. Higher education in a study programme and field focusing on veterinary medicine and hygiene, animal breeding, zootechnics, or
  2. higher education in a study programme and field focusing on animal breeding, zootechnics, veterinary, or
  3. secondary education with a school-leaving examination in a field of study focusing on animal breeding, zootechnics or veterinary field, or
  4. secondary education with a vocational certificate in a field of study focusing on animal breeding, zootechnics or veterinary field, or
  5. a retraining certificate or other evidence of professional qualifications for the relevant employment activities, issued by an establishment accredited in accordance with specific legislation, or by an establishment accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, or by a ministry in whose purview the sector in which the trade is operated falls, or
  6. evidence of three years experience in the profession in an independent capacity (sections 2 and 23 of the Commercial Code) or in an employment relationship, or
  7. evidence of the recognition of the professional qualification in accordance with specific legislation, or
  8. documents under section 7(5)(k) of the Trade Licensing Act.

Besides these documents, no other facts need to be evidenced for this trade.

If the conditions for trade notification stipulated by the Trade Licensing Act have been met, the trade licence office shall make an entry in the Trade Register within 5 days of the delivery of the notification and shall issue a copy of the entry to the business person.

The business may be conducted after fulfilling all the above stated requirements.

Related information:

If you have any questions, you can contact Points of Single Contact (PSC) set up at 15 municipal trade licence offices in all regions. More information on PSCs.

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