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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a travel trade card


You operate a travel business if you sell goods on a commercial basis without prior order (date) and operate outside or without owning one. The same applies if you visit (distribute) or purchase goods for goods, offer services or place orders on services or carry out entertaining activities as showman or by type of showman.

However, there are also activities which are to be assigned to the travel industry, but which do not require authorisation. You do not need a travel trade card in the following cases:

  • They occasionally offer goods at the time of trade fairs, exhibitions, public festivals or, for special reasons, with the permission of the competent authority;
  • They distribute home-made products from agriculture, forestry, vegetable, fruit and horticulture, poultry farming and beekeeping, hunting and fishing;
  • You carry out one of the activities referred to in Paragraph 55(1) (1) of the Trade Code in your municipality or in the municipality of your commercial establishment, provided that the municipality does not have more than 10 000 inhabitants;
  • They shall, on the basis of a permit under Paragraph 4 of the Milk and Margarine Act, give milk or, in this activity, milk products.
  • As insurance intermediaries, they mediate or conclude insurance contracts within the meaning of Section 34d paragraph 6 or paragraph 7 number 1 and 2 Trade Regulations or Building Savings Contracts or advise within the meaning of Section 34d paragraph 2 sentence 1 in conjunction with Section 34d paragraph 7 sentence 2 as insurance consultants on insurance companies or are employed in the commercial enterprise of such a company.
  • They carry out a trade subject to a federal or state law which requires reliability to carry out and already have the necessary authorisation;
  • They mediate financial assets as financial investment intermediaries or advise third parties on financial assets within the meaning of Section 34f paragraph 3(4), also in conjunction with Section 34h paragraph 1 sentence 4, GewO or are employed in the commercial enterprise of such a company;
  • They mediate real estate loan agreements or advise third parties on such contracts within the meaning of Section 34i paragraph 4, also in conjunction with Section 34i paragraph 5 of the Commercial Code;
  • They shall distribute food or other daily goods from a non-fixed point of sale or other establishment at regular, shorter intervals at the same place;
  • They offer printing works on public roads, streets, squares or other public places.
  • They visit other people as part of their business.
  • They are active at an event determined in accordance with Title IV (fairs, exhibitions, markets) fixed in accordance with Paragraph 69 Of The German Code of Events (

If you want to sell goods outside your store, you need a travel trade card.

You can apply for the travel trade card with your municipality (trade office). To do so, contact the municipality where you are habitually resident or where the future establishment will be located.

Contact your municipality's trade office.

  • personal reliability

The fees depend on the administrative burden.

You are only allowed to start work when you hand over your travel trade card.


  • Each municipality has different forms that you can have sent in advance
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance on site when the application is submitted: no
  • Online procedure possible: yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitisation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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