Printing activities not elsewhere classified (

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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

Formalities according to the Services Directive

Formalities according to the Services Directive

For taking-up and pursuit of a service the follwoing specific service-related formalities (authorisations and notifications) must always be obeyed:

  • Skilled crafts and trades; Establishing the requirement for registration of the skilled craft or trade

    Your venture may be liable to a permit under trade law or a notification. To allow the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades to decide whether or not your venture requires an application for registration in the Register of Craftsmen and/or merely a notification, please start by completing the information sheet on the circumstances of your enterprise (see “Forms”). The competent Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades will contact you after investigating the information provided.

  • Business registration; business registration by non-EU citizens

    If you want to start a standing trade, you must report this. You must also report the start of operation of a branch office or a dependent branch office, as well as the relocation of the business.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

Tax related formalities

Tax related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

Personal formalities

Personal formalities

We would also like to inform you about the following personal formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Printing of newspapers and other periodicals published less than four (4) times per week
  • Printing of books and booklets, sheet music and music scores, cards, atlases, posters, catalogs, brochures and other printed advertising matter, postage stamps, revenue stamps, security bonds, chip cards, albums, diaries, calendars, forms and other business stationery, printed matter for private customers, and other printed matter printed on letter presses, offset printing, rotogravure, flexoprinting, screen printing machines and by other printing machines, copy or mimeograph machines, computer printers, embossing machines, including high-speed printing
  • Printing on textiles, plastics, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics

The printed objects are normally copyright-protected.

  • Printing of labels, including self-adhesive labels, and tags (by lithography, gravure printing, flexoprinting, or other printing techniques)


  • Abreißkalender, Druck
  • Abziehbilder, Druck
  • Adressbücher, Druck
  • Alben, Druck
  • Amtsblätter, Druck
  • Ansichtskarten, Druck
  • Atlanten, Druck
  • Autoschriftzüge (Folienbeschichtungen), Anfertigung
  • Banknoten, Druck
  • Bedrucken von Metall
  • Bedrucken von Textilien
  • Beschriftung von Kranzschleifen
  • Bilder, Druck
  • Bilderbücher, Druck
  • Branchenfernsprechbücher, Druck
  • Branchenverzeichnisse, Druck
  • Briefmarken, Druck
  • Broschüren, Druck
  • Buchdruck
  • Buchdruckerei
  • Buchdruckerin
  • Bücher, Druck
  • Desktop-Publishing (Druckerei)
  • Digitaldruck
  • Digitalfotos von CD's oder Speichermedien von Digitalkameras, H.
  • Druckerei
  • Druckerin
  • Eintrittskarten, Druck
  • Endlosformulare, Druck
  • Enzyklopädien, Druck
  • Fachadressbücher, Druck
  • Fachbroschüren, Druck
  • Fachbücher, Druck
  • Fahrkarten, Druck
  • Fahrpläne, Druck
  • Fahrplanhefte, Druck
  • Familiendrucksachen, Druck
  • Fernsprechbücher, Druck
  • Folienbeschriftung, Druck (Folientechnik)
  • Formulare, Druck
  • Fotodruck
  • Fotografien, Druck
  • Gesangbücher, Druck
  • Geschäftsdrucksachen, Druck
  • Glückwunschkarten, H.
  • Grußkarten, Druck
  • Hochdruck
  • Illustrierte Zeitschriften, Druck
  • Karten, Druck
  • Kartografische Erzeugnisse, Druck
  • Kataloge, Druck
  • Kinderbücher, Druck
  • Kranzschleifendruckerei
  • Kreditkarten, H.
  • Kundenkarten, Druck
  • Kundenzeitschriften, Druck
  • Kunstblätter, Druck
  • Kunstbücher, Druck
  • Kursbücher, Druck
  • Landkarten, Druck
  • Laserdruckerei
  • Lehrbücher, Druck
  • Lexika, Druck
  • Liederbücher, Druck
  • Lithographien, H.
  • Magazine, Druck
  • Mitteilungsblätter, amtliche, Druck
  • Modezeitschriften, Druck
  • Musikalien, Druck
  • Noten, Druck
  • Notenbücher, Druck
  • Offsetdruck
  • Partituren, Druck
  • Plakate, Druck
  • Poster, Druck
  • Postkarten, illustrierte, Druck
  • Postwertzeichen, Druck
  • Programmzeitschriften, Druck
  • Prospekte, Druck
  • Rätselhefte, Druck
  • Rätselzeitschriften, Druck
  • Registerbücher, Druck
  • Reiseprospekte und -kataloge, Druck
  • Romanhefte, Druck
  • Sachbücher, Druck
  • Schießscheiben, Druck
  • Schnittmuster, Druck
  • Schriftsetzerin
  • Seekarten, Druck
  • Siebdruckerei
  • Siebdruckerin
  • Sportzeitschriften, Druck
  • Steindrucker
  • Steindrucker (H. v. Druckerzeugnissen im Flachdruckverfahren)
  • Steuermarken, Druck
  • Tagebücher, Druck
  • Tampondruckerei (Tampondruck)
  • Telefaxbücher, Druck
  • Telefonbücher, Druck
  • Typografie (Druckerei)
  • Unterhaltende Zeitschriften, Druck
  • Verkaufskataloge, Druck
  • Verkehrswertmarken, Druck
  • Versandhauskataloge, Druck
  • Visitenkarten, Druck
  • Werbeaufkleber, Druck
  • Werbedruckschriften, Druck
  • Werbeplakate, Druck
  • Wertpapiere, Druck
  • Wissenschaftliche Bücher und Zeitschriften, Druck
  • Wörterbücher, Druck
  • Zeitschriften, Druck