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Set Up a Shop in Slovenia

Set Up a Shop in Slovenia

As a member state of the European Union and having one of the highest GDPs in the European community, Slovenia attracts large numbers of foreign investors. If you want to set up a shop in Slovenia, there are affordable and accessible facilities for investors in the manufacturing and retail sectors. Details about the legal aspects of setting up a shop can be given to you by our lawyers in Slovenia.

Things to consider when opening a shop in Slovenia

Before starting a business in the retail sector, there are a few things to be taken in consideration. Here is what you should pay attention to if you want to set up a shop in Slovenia:

•  Find a location for your shop to match the size of your business and your needs – shops can be located anywhere, depending on the products you are going to sell and the clientele you want to address. You can either purchase a property or rent one in accordance with your needs;
•  Choose the type of company you want to set up – there are many possibilities provided in the Slovenian business legislation;
•  Obtain the necessary documents for company registration – the Slovenian tax number and the certificate of non-criminal record are the most important papers to acquire;
•  Obtain permits and licenses from the relevant authorities, depending on the type of products you are going to sell. The most important institutions that you may have to deal with are: the Chamber of Crafts of Slovenia, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Chamber of Physicians and the Chamber of Crafts and Small Businesses;
•    Hire employees and start your activity – you need to register these employees with health care and social security.

Any legal aspect of setting up a shop in the retail industry can be professionally addressed by our law firm in Slovenia.

Minimal requirements for setting up a shop in Slovenia

When you prepare the necessary documents for opening a company in Slovenia, there are a few technical requirements to take into account. As a general rule, these are the minimal conditions to be satisfied when setting up a shop in Slovenia:

•    Space and equipment requirements;
•    Food safety, occupational and health safety obligations;
•    Building and land requirements;
•    Requirements for outdoor services;
•   Requirements relating to the quality of goods and merchandise sold.

We kindly invite you to contact our attorneys in Slovenia if you need legal advice in setting up a shop or assistance in preparing the necessary documents for registering a company.