Door-to-Door Sales

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.


A door-to-door seller in terms of the Trading Licences Regulations S.L.441.07​ offers goods or services through a doorstep contract. This could be the result of a solicited response to an advertisement or unsolicited by the person to whom the offer is made.

To conduct such an activity a licence by the Trade Licensing Unit within the Commerce Department is required. However, there are some exceptions:

·         It is only applicable to the sale of goods connected to commercial activities listed in the Part 1 of the First Schedule to the Trading Licences Regulation S.L. 441.07.

·         Vendors of food stuffs and drinks who sell their goods from door-to-door do not fall in this category.


For more information on the licence for Door-to-Door Retail Sales click here.


The application for a Licence for Door-to-Door Retail Sales can be found here.

Competent Authority

Commerce Department










last updated December 2022

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