Shopkeeper or entrepreneur
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.
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.
The shops on the territory of the City of Brussels are allowed to be open on several Sundays during the Christmas holidays.
The fight against 'city cancers', neglected buildings and empty floors above shops at the City of Brussels continues. The tax regulation on urban decay will change in 2010.
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 first period begins on 3 January and ends on 31 January 2015.