There are no general provisions for border-crossing distribution services except for those product-related rules and regulations that affect the movement and sales of goods sensitive to health or public safety. Further details on safety and import requirements are available in our section "Market Entry".
ESTABLISHMENTS - Retailing usually will require proximity to the market and, thus, the establishment of local subsidiaries. Enterprises who intend to set up a German business branch are offered comprehensive support by Germany Trade & Invest, the German investment promotion agency.
POINT OF SINGLE CONTACT - Service providers from EU Member States may address their local Points of Single Contact for support with the administrative procedures that need to be observed in Germany. More information is available in our section ''EU Service Market.''