FAQs related to Commerce Department - Trade Licences.
The information provided in the answers should serve only as guidance and does not have any legal force
ARE OLD POLICE TRADING LICENCES STILL VALID?
Yes, especially if you are not effecting any changes to your business
WHAT COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRE A NEW TRADING LICENCE?
A trade licence is required when you intend to start a commercial activity that is regulated by the Commerce Department.
The applicable categories are as follows:
- Street Hawker
- Market Hawker
- Substitute Hawker
- Car Boot Sales
- Door-to-Door Sales
- Marketing Agent
- Commercial Fairs & Exhibitions
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TRADING LICENCE?
Get a copy of the appropriate application form from commerce.gov.mt.
Please fill in the correct form and submit online or send it by post to the: Trade Licensing Unit, Commerce Department, Lascaris, Valletta VLT1933.
WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED IF FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS WILL BE SOLD?
A Health Certificate from the Environmental Health Directorate is needed prior to submitting the application form.
HOW LONG WILL I NEED TO WAIT TO RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL DECISION?
The Trade Licensing Unit will send you a reply within five days from the application. If the application would contain incomplete information or a document would be missing the Trade Licensing Unit shall contact the client accordingly.
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