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Checking the reliability of traders in sectors of industry in need of monitoring

In the case of the following branches of trade, the trade authority must check the reliability of the trader immediately after reimbursement of the business registration or re-registration:

  • Purchase and sale (second-hand trade) of
    • high-quality consumer goods, in particular consumer electronics, computers, cameras, video cameras, carpets, fur and leather clothing
    • Motor vehicles and bicycles
    • Precious metals and alloys containing precious metals or similar articles
    • Gemstones, pearls and jewellery
    • Scrap metals
  • Credit agencies, detective agencies
  • Mediation of marriages, partnerships and acquaintances
  • Operation of travel agencies and mediation of accommodation
  • Locksmith services, distribution and installation of building security devices
  • Manufacture and distribution of special theft-related opening tools

For this purpose, you must apply for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority and an extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority immediately after the trade advertisement.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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