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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 2013.
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 6 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 till 31 July 2013. The winter sales take place from 3 to 31 January.
If 3 January or 1 July fall on a Sunday, the bargains may start the day before.
Department of Trade
Tel. : 02 279 25 20
Telephone 2 : 02 279 25 29
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 9 am till 12:30 pm
Information on new rules for street trading.
No parking control in Laeken before 1 July
Before 1 July 2013 there will be no parking control in the newly regulated areas of the Laeken sector. So no fines will be given in the streets of Laeken that become a blue zone or a paying zone in the new Parking plan of the City of Brussels.