Point of Single Contact in Bavaria
Service businesses from EU Member States seeking for support with the German administrative procedures may address the local Points of Single Contact. These state run one-stop-shops will guide them through the necessary paper work.
In Bavaria the Points of Single Contact (PSC) may be adressed by all service businesses that are affected by the EU Services Directive. They are located at the Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Chambers of Skilled Trades and Crafts and the chambers of the relevant liberal professions. Service occupations that are not representet by a specific professional chamber may address the PSC at their local Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
In addition, some county administrations also have a local PSC. In case more than one PSC is responsible, businesses may choose one of them.
The service of the Points of Single Contact is optional. Entrepreneurs may always contact the relevant authorities directly, if they prefer. Moreover, there are many institutions at the state level that may be addressed for further support.