Permits for foodstuffs companies in Belgium
All companies which carry out activities in the field of foodstuffs are required to receive a permit from the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain. The document is necessary for businesses set up in the following fields:
• hotel industry;
• restaurants and cafes;
• cafeterias and canteens;
• bookstores (if applicable).
The agency will issue a permit
after the company
will be analyzed by the Foodstuffs Inspection Department
of the institution. In order to receive the permit
, the company
must meet the hygiene standards
imposed by the local legislation; once the document is issued, it will be available for a period of three years. Our team of Belgian company incorporation representatives
can provide more details on the hygiene standards.
Construction permits in Belgium
Investors who are interested in opening a construction site in Belgium must know that, in this field, businesses have to obtain a set of special permits and licenses, as prescribed by the Belgian law.
When a company
is involved in a construction site
, the investor will need a building permit
, issued by the Municipality. According to the type of building, the investor may also need an environment impact report
. Prior to starting the operations for the construction, the businessman is required to expose the business permit
on the site.
After the construction is finished, the site will be inspected by the Fire Department.
Companies should also take into consideration the environmental regulations. Waste can’t be incinerated in the Brussels region without possessing a permit. Such permits are issued by various institutions, as the waste management established here is organized by regions.