Hiking camp; advertisement

If you wish to organise a travelling camp for the distribution of goods or services, you must notify the authority responsible for the location of the event two weeks before the start of the event.

Description

A travelling camp exists if the trader temporarily hawks goods or services or seeks out orders for goods or services from a fixed sales location outside a commercial establishment and outside a trade fair, exhibition or market.

Pursuant to Section 56a (1) of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung, GewO), the organisation of a travelling camp for the sale of goods or services must be notified to the authority responsible for the location of the event two weeks prior to its commencement if the event is to be advertised by public announcement; the public announcement must state the type of goods being sold and the location of the event. No gratuitous benefits (goods or services), including contests, raffles and draws, may be announced in connection with the itinerant camp.

The travelling camp may only be managed on site by the organiser named in the advertisement or by a representative authorised by him in writing; the name of the representative must be notified to the authority in the advertisement.

Irrespective of the travelling camp notification, there is an obligation to obtain a travelling trade card, which must also be complied with.

Important instructions for service providers

  • Wenn Sie Waren außerhalb Ihrer regulären Betriebsstätte aus Räumlichkeiten heraus anbieten, könnte es sich um ein Wanderlager handeln, welches bei der zuständigen Gewerbebehörde anzuzeigen ist.

Prerequisites

Pursuant to Section 56a (1) of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (GewO), the organisation of a travelling camp for the distribution of goods or services must be notified to the authority responsible for the location of the event two weeks prior to its commencement.

The notification is to be submitted in two pieces; it must contain

  1. the place and time of the event
  2. the name of the organiser and of the person on whose behalf the goods are being distributed, and the home or business establishment of these persons
  3. the wording and nature of the intended public announcements.

Organisation and implementation of the travelling camp only with a travelling trade card.

For non-EU foreigners: Basically required is a residence permit that allows the exercise of the self-employed activity.

Deadlines

The announcement has to be made two weeks before the beginning of the event.

Required documents

  • valid identity card or passport
  • Display (in duplicate) with the following information

    • Place and time of the event,
    • the names of the organiser and of the person on whose behalf the goods are being distributed, and the place of residence or business of such persons,
    • the wording and nature of the intended public announcements.

  • Non-EU foreign nationals: Residence title permitting self-employed (independent) activities
  • for registered companies: Commercial register excerpt or comparable registration documents from abroad (with German translation)
  • in the case of civil law companies: memorandum and articles of association
  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative

Fees

  • none

Status: 20.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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