Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits (11.01.0.00)
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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:
Craft; determination of necessity of craft registration.
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
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 employees to Germany; registration and other obligations
When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed.
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:
Taxes; information in case of cross-border activity
For service providers operating across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special jurisdictions and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.
We would also like to inform you about the following personal formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:
Contract for work and services procedure; application for consent to employ foreign workers under contracts for work and services
If you, as a foreign employer, wish to send foreign workers to Germany under government agreements to perform work contracts, the Federal Employment Agency must first give its approval.
Characteristics and key concepts of the service
This service includes:
- Manufacture of distilled, comestible alcoholic beverages: whisky, brandy, gin, grain spirits, liqueurs, etc.
- Manufacture of mixed beverages containing spirits (liquors)
- Blending of spirits (liquors)
- Aquavit, H.
- Arrak, H.
- Branntwein (roh oder vergällt), H.
- Branntwein (Trinkbranntwein), H.
- Brennereien (H.v. Spirituosen)
- Brennereien, landwirtschaftliche (Verarbeitung von selbsterzeugtem Kern- und Steinobst zu Obstbränden)
- Brennereien, landwirtschaftliche (Verarbeitung von selbsterzeugtem tropischen und subtropischem Obst zu Obstbränden)
- Brennereien, landwirtschaftliche (Verarbeitung von selbsterzeugtem Zitrusfrüchten zu Obstbränden)
- Getreidebrand, H.
- Gin, H.
- Kartoffelbrennereien (Alkoholbrennereien)
- Kornbranntwein, H.
- Kornbrennereien (H. v. Kornbranntwein)
- Kräuterliköre, H.
- Liköre, H.
- Obstbrände , H.
- Rohbranntwein, H.
- Rum, H.
- Spirituosen, H.
- Spirituosen-Mischgetränke (Cocktails), H.
- Trinkbranntwein , H.
- Weinbrand , H.
- Weindestillate, H.
- Whisky, H.
- Wodka, H.