Legal forms

Interested in starting a company in Belgium? If so, make sure you first familiarise yourself with the associated tax and legal obligations. This website offers some insight into these matters, but you can also obtain more detailed information on the Dutch Chamber of Commerce website.

We strongly advise you to first obtain a clear idea of the business you are interested in establishing. Only then will you be able to decide on the most appropriate legal entity for your company. What requirements need to be met to start a business in Belgium? The following links gives you detailed information about legal forms, insurance, authorization …

Service public fédéral Economie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Energie
FOD Economie, K.M.O., Middenstand en Energie - Koninklijke Federatie van het Belgisch Notariaat vzw

Chamber of Commerce German-Belgian-Luxembourg

Voka, Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Eupen-Malmedy-St.Vith

Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft (WFG) Ostbelgien/Economic development corporation



There are a few obligations, company founders must observe. If you want to found your own company, you should primarily find out, which obligations must be fulfilled in your case.

  • Registration
  • Certificate of qualification
  • Permits
  • Collective Labour Agreement (CLA)
  • Financial aspects

Financial aspects

Apart from the liability of the owners, another deciding factor is the financial aspect. The government offers several of public subsidies for entrepreneurs.