Checking the reliability of traders in sectors of industry in need of monitoring

In the case of the following branches of trade, the trade authority must check the reliability of the trader immediately after reimbursement of the business registration or re-registration: Purchase and sale (second-hand trade) of high-quality consumer goods, in particular consumer electronics, computers, cameras, video cameras, carpets, fur and leather clothing Motor vehicles and bicycles Precious metals and alloys containing precious metals or similar articles Gemstones, pearls and jewellery Scrap metals Credit agencies, detective agencies Mediation of marriages, partnerships and acquaintances Operation of travel agencies and mediation of accommodation Locksmith services, distribution and installation of building security devices Manufacture and distribution of special theft-related opening tools For this purpose, you must apply for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority and an extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority immediately after the trade advertisement.

Certificate of good conduct according to § 30 paragraph 5 Federal Central Register Act (BZRG) for submission to an authority (Leika key: 99049001001002): If a trader is a natural person, an application for a certificate of good conduct must be submitted to an authority. In the case of partnerships, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for for each managing partner to be submitted to an authority. In the case of legal persons, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for by any legal representative for submission to an authority. Extract from the Central Trade Register in accordance with § 150 paragraph 5 of the Industrial Code (GewO) for submission to an authority (Leika key: 99052002109000): If a trader is a natural person, an extract from the central trade register must be requested for submission to an authority. In the case of partnerships, an extract from the central trade register must be applied for for each managing partner for submission to an authority. In the case of legal persons, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for by any legal representative for submission to an authority.


Forms: none Written form required: no Personal appearance when applying on site: no Online procedure possible: There is no separate online procedure for the reliability check of traders. However, the certificate of good conduct can be applied for online for submission to an authority and the extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority.

Preconditions
Business registration or re-registration for the above-mentioned branches of industry
After you have registered or re-registered a business requiring monitoring, the trade authority checks your reliability.

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

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