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Trade License - An Overview

A Trade License is a legal document from the municipality that provides authorization to a person or a party to begin business operations. Trade license is given only if the business adheres to all the rules and regulations laid down by the corporation and safety authorities of the precise state.

How we can help?

A trade license is valid for a year and you have to renew it after it expires. There are 3 simple steps in applying and getting a Trade License:

  • - We will help you put together all the documents needed.
  • - We will make the application on your behalf.

Once we have completed the above mentioned steps, that's it, you have your trade license.

The Different Types of Trade License

There are three types of trade licenses that a company or individual can apply for based on the type of trade or business they carry out.

• Shop License
This license is needed for anyone who wants to open a shop. The shop can be of any retail type.

• Industrial License
This type of license is needed for any company that wants to open an small or mid-sized industrial unit.

• Food Establishment License
Any establishment that plans on getting into the food and beverage industry needs this license. The license applies to restaurants, cafes, meat shops, bakeries and vegetable shops.

Procedure for Trade Registration
  • Step 1: Once the type of trade license is finalized, the Form 353 has to be duly filled with all the required details.
  • Step 2: All the above-mentioned documents have to be submitted to the ward office of the area’s local municipality.
  • Step 3: After the application is filed, if more information is needed the authorities may demand for addition details. If all the details are found satisfactory, the trade license will be issued.
  • Step 4: The validity of the trade license is one year and it takes about 2-3 weeks to procure one. It will be sent through courier.
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FAQs on Trade License
How many days does it take to get a trade certificate?
The whole procedure of getting a trade license should not take more than 15 days. At First Hand Holding, we will help you get your trade license within a span of 10 days, from the time you apply.
Is it compulsory to renew my trade license?
Yes, the government has made it mandatory to get your license renewed every year. Failing to do so, can attract a penalty or a fine. Do I need an FSSAI license for the import of foodstuff to sell in India?
Do I need a trade license if I run a restaurant?
Yes, you will need a trade license irrespective of which line of business you are in. Any business that does transactions with another person, has to have a trade license. For a restaurant, you need a Food establishment license.
When can I apply for a trade license ?
You can apply for a trade license before 30 days of your commencement of business. Without the license, you will not be able to start operations of your business.
What happens if I am denied my trade license?
If for any reason you are denied a trade license, you can submit a petition to the Standing Committee (Health) with a copy of your denial letter.