Point of Single Contact in Berlin
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 the state of Berlin, the Point of Single Contact is located at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Women's Issues. Besides being a contact and information point for businesses in Berlin, the Point of Single Contact also guides through the necessary administrative procedures within the state. In the area of information and consulting services, the Point of Single Contact in Berlin cooperates with the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts and the Confederation of German Trade Unions in Berlin and Brandenburg. The internet portal provides further information on doing business in Berlin and gives access to the relevant administrative procedures online.
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.