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Trade Office

​Trade Office

Trade related enquiries  

  • Services

Trade Licenses, Import, export licenses, and all services offered at the Commerce Department in Malta. We also offer services regarding Malta Business Registry (MBR).

  • Trade Licences 

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.

 Therefore, general traders no longer require trading licences.   The activities that do not require a trading license are listed in the L.N. 40 of 2016 First Schedule Part I (reference page B 5957). Such specific activities shall still remain subject to the relevant obligations under the Act and regulations made there under as well as any obligations, authorisations, approvals and clearances from the Commissioner of Police or other entities as may be approved and applicable by other relevant legislation in force at the time.


L.N. 40 of 2016    (

List of Trade Licences  (

Forms   (



If as part of your business you are planning to import or export items such as:

Raw Materials

Goods or Products


Semi-finished Goods, etc

Then you will need to obtain an Import or Export Licence before you can proceed with your import or export activities. You should submit the application for an Import or Export Licence as early as possible, before you make any contractual commitment. In certain cases special import or export authorisations are required before obtaining the relevant licences, which authorisations are normally valid for 1 year.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 1.00pm,

Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am

Contact Information:

 Trade Office
Ministry for Gozo
St. Francis Square
Victoria, Gozo - Malta
VCT 1335