Hiking camp; display

If you want to organize a traveling camp for the distribution of goods or services, they must notify the authority responsible for the place of the event two weeks before the start.

Description

A traveling 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 organization of a traveling camp for the sale of goods or services must be reported to the authority responsible for the location of the event two weeks prior to the start of the event if the event is to be referred to by public announcement; the public announcement must specify the type of goods that will be sold and the location of the event. In connection with the itinerant camp, gratuitous benefits (goods or services), including contests, raffles and draws, may not be announced.

The traveling camp may be managed on site only by the organizer named in the advertisement or by a representative authorized by him in writing; the name of the representative shall be notified to the authority in the advertisement.

Irrespective of the notification of the itinerant camp, there is an obligation to obtain a travel business 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 organization of a traveling 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 organizer and of the person for whose account the goods are being distributed, as well as the residence or commercial establishment of these persons
  3. the wording and nature of the intended public announcements.

Organizing and conducting the traveling camp only with travel 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: 03.08.2022

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

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