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Open a Transport and Storage Business in Liechtenstein

Open a Transport and Storage Business in Liechtenstein

There are various types of businesses one can establish in Liechtenstein, as foreign investors can choose between several developed industries. The fast-moving consumer goods sector is one of the most prolific industry in Liechtenstein and its success led to the development of other industries, among which transportation.

Those who want to open a transportation and storage business or a logistics company in Liechtenstein must comply with the local and European legislation, as the Principality has enabled several European laws in its national legal framework related to cargo transport.

Our company formation agents in Liechtenstein can help enterprisers who want to set up transportation and storage companies in this country.

Requirements to open a logistics business in Liechtenstein

A particularity of Liechtenstein is that is has no access to sea, therefore the activities of transport companies is mainly carried out by road, the second option being by air.

Before jumping to the registration of the transportation and storage business, entrepreneurs are recommended to carefully prepare a business plan, to buy the cargo fleet and to acquire industrial land where the storage facilities will be built. Another option is to buy already built storage places.

Once the steps are completed, the company registration process can be started. Our Liechtenstein company formation consultants can assist with this process.

Licenses for transportation and storage companies in Liechtenstein

The main authority in charge of establishing the regulations for transportation companies is the Ministry for Infrastructure and Economic Affairs in Liechtenstein. Apart from these rules, freight forwarders must know that the merchandise they transport and store must be accompanied by specific documents. Among these are:

  • – invoices;
  • – bills of transport;
  • – certificates of conformity, for certain products;
  • – information on the quantity and types of products transported.

It is also useful to know that Liechtenstein is part of the European Economic Area Agreement with the EU through which haulage transport is allowed under the same conditions for all EU countries.

For assistance in opening a transport and storage company in Liechtenstein, please contact our local representatives.