EU Service Market

EU Service Market

The European service market has expanded rapidly promoting economic growth and higher employment in the area. In order to further support this growth, the freedom of establishment and free movement of services has been a top priority for the Single Market. The implementation of the EU Services Directive is an important step towards the liberalization of the services market in Europe.

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Points of Single Contact

Need advice and support when offering your services in Germany? The Points of Single Contact (PSCs) are your one-stop-shop that help you provide your services in Germany.


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EU Services Directive

The European Services Directive removes legal and administrative obstacles in order to facilitate the cross-border provision of services and the establishment of service businesses anywhere in the EU.


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Service Industry

Germany has become a service oriented economy. Read about the opportunities that the German service sector offers European and foreign companies to provide their expertise in the different service segments.


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Service Occupations

Skilled trades and crafts, the liberal professions and other commercial business activities comprise the traditional service occupations in Germany. Read more about each profession and their recognition in Germany.


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Helpful Institutions

Looking for more information about offering your services in Germany? Browse through the following institutions and websites to get additional information and assistance.


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Managing Services

Thinking of starting a service business or looking for financial support in Germany? This section provides information and links that support your establishment plans in the country.



EU Services Directive

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Information about the Single Market for Services

Interactive Guide

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Check out our New Interactive Guide for Service Providers.

Information Center

Do you have further questions? Please feel free to contact us anytime.