Commercial sites

The setting-up of certain trading establishments is subject to a specific authorization. This field, which was for a long while a Federal competence has become, after the sixth Belgian state reform, a regional competence.

At the 3 regional levels of Belgium, the trading establishments policy is highly linked with Town planning and Environment policies.

Obtaining an authorization implies a particular administrative procedure, which is different depending on the region where the business is located: the Brussels, Walloon or the Flemish Region