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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 1 July and ends on 31 July 2014.
Those sales are the seasonal renewal of the range of the trader. This is done through an accelerated selling at lower product prices.
Waiting period before sales
Before the start of the sales there is a waiting period: from 1 to 30 June. During this waiting period, it is legally prohibited by law to have sales in the clothing, footwear and leather sector.
The summer sales thus take place from 1 to 31 July. The winter sales take place from 3 till 31 January.
If 3 January or 1 July fall on a Sunday, the bargains may start the day before.
Department of Trade
Boulevard Anspach 15B
Fax : 02 279 25 29
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 9 am till 12:30 pm
Information on rules for street trading.
Disrupted access to the Administrative Centre
On 29 and 30 September and 1 October 2014, the Population and Identity Cards services (2nd floor of the Administrative Centre) will be exceptionally closed due to works.