Government's commitment to facilitate business activities in Malta has concretely been actioned through the removal of trade licences for a number of business activities. This has been enabled through the Legal Notice (L.N.) 40 of 2016 which has come into effect on 1st January 2017. The L.N. defines the activities that do not require a trading license as well as those that still do require a trading licence as approved by the Commerce Department.
Car boot sales for second hand items require a licence issued by the Trade Licensing Unit regardless of whether it is held in a public or private place. Only non-profit making organizations are eligible for a licence and consequently on application, proof of non-profit making organisation status has to be provided. The scope for such a fund-raising activity must also be specified.
last updated December 2022