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Opening a Textile Manufacturing Company in Germany

Opening a Textile Manufacturing Company in Germany

Updated on Monday 10th February 2020

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Opening a Textile Manufacturing Company in Germany

One of the heading industries in Germany, the textile and clothing sector provides a great deal of innovation and flexibility. The second market in Germany after the food and beverage industry, textile sector can accommodate the increasing interest of foreign investors of opening an enterprise in this country.

Our law firm in Germany can provide a wide variety of legal services to those clients who decided on opening a textile manufacturing company in Germany.  
 

Some legal requirements concerning a textile manufacturing company in Germany

The high tech textile industry in Germany is also subject to the German Textile Labelling Law. If you open a company in manufacturing you will have to label your products in order to respond to the informed consumers in this country and worldwide. 
 
The fibre content must be specified and indicated on each piece of manufacturing or package and the eco label must be placed only on those textile products which comply with the European Union directives. These regulations are part of the consumer protection legislation in Germany.
 
Our attorneys in Germany can provide you with additional information on the legislation concerning textiles in Germany so that your textile manufacturing enterprise avoid eventual disputes with the consumers or the authorities. 
 

The firsts steps in setting up a textile manufacturing company in Germany

Another important aspect when investing in Germany is to consider what business structure provided by the German Company Law suits best your enterprise objectives in order to be able to integrate your company into this highly developed market. A sole proprietorship might be a good choice for investors who want to enter a highly specialized sector of the textile industry such as hand made products or designer clothing.
 
A popular option in terms of costs as well as liability conditions is the GmbH, German Limited Liability Company. You can be its unique shareholder and you must invest as initial capital 25.000 euro. The Commercial Registry is the institution where you must register this business structure which allows you to operate on the textile industry in Germany.
 
If the company is also exporting its products, either by trading within the EU or outside the Union, then EORI registration is required.
 
You can contact our German lawyers in order to find out about other legal forms and conditions for the opening of a textile manufacturing business in Germany