As an entrepreneur, you are faced with new and modified rules and laws. This page offers an overview of changes relevant to businesses during the 3rd quarter of 2023.
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In light of the current workload and staffing shortages, the current three-hour rule and the familiar face criterion will be relaxed. Read more.
If healthcare professionals share medical data with other healthcare providers, they can no longer do so via paper, fax, or portable media. They must share the information electronically. Read more.
Debt collection agencies will need a permit. If they have a permit they will be included in a register. Read more.
Retail and wholesale
If you sell food and drinks for consumption on the go or for takeout, you must charge your customers a fee for disposable plastic cups and containers. Read more.
The production of flavoured e-cigarettes and refill e-liquids is prohibited from 1 July 2023. A sell-out period applies for shops. Read more.
Textile manufactures and importers will be co-responsible for managing waste of the products they market. Read more.
TTobacco products and related goods, such as electronic cigarettes and herbal products for smoking, can no longer be sold via online channels. Read more.
Do you employ state pensioners? From 1 July you will only have to continue to pay their wages for 6 weeks in case of illness. Read more.
Starting a business
If you want to set up a bv you can do so online through an audio-video connection. You will no longer have to be physically present at the offices of the civil-law notary. Read more.
From 21 August all newly registered trucks must be fitted with a smart tachograph type 2 (SMT2). Read more.