Businesses in need of monitoring

In the case of certain branches of trade, the competent authority must verify the reliability of the trader immediately after the business registration.

Certain trades have been classified by the legislator as requiring monitoring.

Businesses in need of monitoring are:

  • Purchase and sale (by companies specialized in the trade in second-hand goods) of
    • high-quality consumer goods, in particular consumer electronics, computers, optical products, cameras, video cameras,
    • carpets, fur and leather clothing,
    • motor vehicles and bicycles,
    • precious metals and alloys containing precious metals and articles of precious metal or alloys containing precious metals,
    • gemstones, pearls and jewellery,
    • Scrap metals
  • Provision of information on financial circumstances and personal matters (credit agencies, detective agencies),
  • mediation of marriages, partnerships and acquaintances,
  • Operation of travel agencies and mediation of accommodation,
  • distribution and installation of building security devices, including locksmith services,
  • Manufacture and distribution of special theft-related opening tools.

Proof of reliability.

  • § 38 Gewerbeordnung (GewO),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) - VwGebV.

Related Links

  • § 38 GewO
  • VwGebV

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