Establishment

Main information

Due to the freedom of establishment entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to choose their place of business and operate in any EU Member State.

Establishment involves both starting a business in another Member State (e.g. setting up a business or branch) and self-employment in the territory of another Member State, under the same conditions as nationals of the host Member State. Freedom of establishment applies to natural persons who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union and to legal persons established for the purpose of doing business under the law of a Member State and having their registered office within the EU territory.

The basic feature of the establishment, which distinguishes it from the cross-border provision of services, is its permanent and continuous character, i.e. the integration of the entrepreneur into the economic life of the country of establishment.

Every Sunday, a Czech entrepreneur with their stand intends to take part in the sales markets in Germany at the same place.

Every Saturday, a Czech hairdresser will have a space reserved in an establishment in Poland, where a local hairdresser does business otherwise.

A German hotelier plans to open a hotel branch in the Czech Republic.

Specific information on starting a business or obtaining a license to do business in the Czech Republic is provided in the relevant sections.

For more information on starting a business, you can contact the Single Point of Contact.

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Additional information

Reference to legal acts

The Treaty on the functioning of the European Union

Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market

Act No. 222/2009 Coll., on the Free Movement of Services

Responsible Public Authority

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
https://linked.cuzk.cz/resource/ruian/adresni-misto/21726779

Data mailbox: bxtaaw4
E-mail: posta@mpo.cz
Web: https://www.mpo.cz/

Compliance date

11.12.2020