Displaying the provision of cross-border services in the craft sector subject to licensing for the first time

Service Description

In order to increase the mobility of self-employed persons in the internal market, there is a notification procedure for the provision of cross-border services for regulated professions. As a rule, it replaces a procedure for the recognition of professional qualifications, which is generally provided for in the case of establishment procedures for the purpose of exercising a regulated profession.

In the case of regulated professions, proof of a specific professional qualification is required for access to the profession or for practicing the profession. In the skilled trades, these are the skilled trades requiring a license. Here, the skilled trades entrepreneur or a company manager must have a relevant master craftsman examination or an equivalent domestic or foreign professional qualification.

The trades requiring a license are listed in Annex A of the Crafts Code. These include the following professions:

  • Bricklayers, carpenters, roofers, road builders, scaffolders, metal workers, tilers, screed layers,
  • stonemasons, stone sculptors and plasterers,
  • Painters, varnishers, interior decorators,
  • car body and vehicle builders,
  • Information, automotive and electrical technicians,
  • plumbers and heating engineers, tank and apparatus builders,
  • bakers, confectioners and butchers,
  • hairdressers and barbers,
  • glassblowers and glass apparatus makers,
  • chimney sweeps,
  • orthopaedic technicians and dental technicians.

The notification procedure does not apply to establishment procedures, but only to the cross-border provision of services. This means that the main focus of the business is in another European country and services are only provided in Germany occasionally and temporarily. Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland or companies based in EU/EEA states or Switzerland benefit from the regulations.

List of countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

You must report any significant changes in circumstances that affect the requirements for the provision of services (e.g. change in the person responsible for the business, provision of new craft activities requiring authorization). In doing so, you must prove that the requirements for the cross-border provision of services continue to be met.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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