Guideposts for notification of licensed trades in the CR

15. 8. 2019

Guideposts for obtaining trade licences in the Czech Republic provide information on all obligations that applicants for licensed trade must comply with. The guideposts are prepared by professionals from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and include all four types of trade (permitted, vocational, professional and unqualified) for both natural and legal persons. The seat of the business (place of residence/domicile in the Czech Rep., EU member state, outside the EU) is also taken into account.

 

Information on basic legal requirements for starting and performing a trade

The chief aim of this documents is to provide information for entrepreneurs looking to start a business as self-employed ‘tradesmen,’ but also for entrepreneurs who may already perform one of trades as defined in Act No. 455/1991 Coll., on Trade Licensing (Trade Licensing Act, or TLA), as amended, in a clear and comprehensive manner, with regard to basic legal requirements connected therewith, whether at the start of the process or during performance of a trade.

Guideposts for obtaining unqualified trade licences

Guidelines for notification of unqualified trade. No professional competence is set as a condition for carrying on the unqualified trade; the entrepreneur must only meet the general conditions for conducting trades.

For natural person

 Notification of unqualified trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of unqualified trade for foreign natural persons (excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland)

 Notification of unqualified trade for Czech natural persons

For legal persons

 Notification of unqualified trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of unqualified trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of unqualified trade for Czech legal entities

Guideposts for obtaining professional trade licences

Guidelines for notification of professional trade. For performing a professional trade the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence consisting in completion of relevant education, in some cases also in the duration of experience.

For natural persons

 Notification of professional trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of professional trade for foreign natural persons (countries excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland)

 Notification of professional trade for Czech natural persons

For legal persons

 Notification of professional trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of professional trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of professional trade for Czech legal entities

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Guideposts for obtaining vocational trade licences

Guidelines for notification of vocational trade. For performing a vocational trade the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence, either by a certificate of apprenticeship, a school-leaving examination, a university degree, or recognition of professional qualifications.

For natural persons

 Notification of vocational trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of vocational trade for foreign natural persons (countries excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland)

 Notification of vocational trade for Czech natural persons

For legal persons

 Notification of vocational trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of vocational trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Notification of vocational trade for Czech legal entities

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Guideposts for obtaining permitted trade licences

Guidelines for applying for a permitted trade authorisation. The trade authorisation is to be the authorisation of the state for carrying on the trade specified in the Trade Licensing Act. For obtaining the trade authorisation the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence and in certain cases, also to meet other condictions.

For natural persons

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign natural persons (excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland)

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for natural persons domiciled in the CR

For legal persons

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign legal entities domiciled in the European Union, EEA and Switzerland

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland

 Application for a permitted trade authorisation for legal entities domiciled in the CR

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Legislation

Act No. 455/1991 Coll., on licensed trade (Trade Licensing Act) as amended

Government Decree No. 278/2008 Coll.

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