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Trade register Chamber of Commerce Articles
What can the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (kvk) do for my business?
Viewed 12813 times since Wed, Feb 22, 2012
  Question:   I am required to register my business with the Chamber of Commerce. What will they do for me?   Answer:   The Chamber of Commerce is responsible for maintaining the Trade Register.    Trade Register Act   The Chamber... Read More
Chamber of commerce registration of (foreign) temporary employment agencies and other suppliers of workers - Waadi check
Viewed 5133 times since Fri, Feb 8, 2013
Companies which supply workers in the Netherlands must add this activity explicitely to their registration with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce. This also applies to foreign companies offering services without a Dutch branch. Failing to... Read More
How can I register my business in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce?
Viewed 2559 times since Fri, Jan 17, 2014
Do I need to register my business? If you start a company, you must register it in the Trade Register. Dutch law states that all enterprises and legal entities in the Netherlands must be registered in the Trade Register. By law, you run an... Read More
Chamber of commerce changes its services in 2014
Viewed 1782 times since Thu, Dec 12, 2013
From 1 January 2014 several changes will take place within the Chamber of Commerce.   These changes include: reorganisation of the regions, closure of offices, how to make an appointment change in rates for viewing and receiving extracts and... Read More
Do I need to register my business in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce
Viewed 1360 times since Tue, Nov 29, 2011
In the Netherlands registration in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce is compulsory for every company and almost every legal entity.   Since 2008 entrepreneurs (freelancers) are also obliged to register.   You are an entrepreneur when... Read More
What is the annual fee for registration in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce?
Viewed 1142 times since Fri, Feb 8, 2013
Question: What is the annual fee for registration in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce? Answer: Since January 1, 2013 the annual registration fee has been reduced to zero. Instead the Ministry of Economic Affairs now funds the Ch... Read More