Administrative paperwork to be filled in, tax rules, management rules, and labor standards differ according to according to the chosen activity. Craft activity is one of the many types of activities in France: among them can also be found commercial/business, industrial, liberal and agricultural activities.
Craft activities encompass production, transformation and service provision which pertain to craft, thanks to a unique know-how. These activities can be carried out by individuals and juridical persons. A company carrying out a craft activity cannot have more than 10 employees.
Craft activities are identified on an official list of more than 200.
Becoming artisan or craftsperson is not a straightforward matter at all, the same applies for registering your activity with the Répertoire des métiers. People who are willing to carry out this type of activity must hold specific French diplomas/certificates. A certain number of documents must be filed, including full details of the required qualifications.
alf help you frame your answers, using the most appropriate words. When you do not fulfill the training conditions, it is better to study other options and avoid being stuck with demanding conditions. However, we recommend that you contact a lawyer before answering our questionnaire: they will be best suited to your needs.