North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia

Point of Single Contact in North Rhine-Westphalia

Picture shows Points of Single Contact; Source: BMWi

Source: Picture shows Points of Single Contact; Source: BMWi

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.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia holds primarily the responsibility for the implementation of the EU Services Directive at the state level. In North-Rhine Westphalia, there are several Points of Single Contact (PSC) available to service providers and recipients. The internet portal of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the EU Services Directive provides a "PSC-finder" as an easy way to find and get in touch with the Point of Single Contact in the state.

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.


Facts about North Rhine-Westphalia

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Area: 34,110 km2
Inhabitants: 17,638,098
Density: 515 inh./km2
Capital: Düsseldorf
GDP: 624.67 bn. EUR (2014)

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