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Trade - Rue Neuve - Nieuwstraat

The shopkeeper or the entrepreneur who wants to launch or develop his activity in Brussels has to respect certain rules.

Rules thus apply for commercial activities: hotels, restaurants, cafes, itinerant trade, industrial activities...

Besides, the City of Brussels rents stores and workshops.




  • Works at central boulevards start in September

    Works at central boulevards start in September

    The City of Brussels, Beliris and the Brussels Capital Region announce the launch of the works on the central boulevards from September 2016. The necessary budget is allocated for the waterproofing works and the redevelopment of this new area of 40,000m2 in the heart of the city.

  • Exceptions to weekly rest day for traders in 2016

    Exceptions to weekly rest day for traders in 2016

    Traders in the City of Brussels get 15 exceptions each year to the mandatory weekly rest day. The distribution over the various periods, imposed by the City, varies by commercial quarter.

  • Summer sales 2016

    Summer sales 2016

    In Belgium, a trader can only sell products under the name 'sales' ('solden' in Dutch, 'soldes' in French) twice a year. Both periods of sales are determined by law. The second period begins on Friday 1 July and ends on 31 July 2016.