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 Legal Notice 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 Licensee of a principal commercial activity is required to apply for a Marketing Agent Licence. This licence will permit the use of the commercial vehicle for the sale of goods by retail, food or non-food items, by an employee or agent on behalf of the Licensee, from any street or other place, other than commercial premises or a kiosk. Such Licence shall be required for every vehicle used for the exercising of such retail sale.