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What is a regulated activity?

Some activities can only be carried out if the conditions stipulated by the regulations about the required certificates, diplomas, traineeships, authorizations or insurance are fulfilled (examples: sale of alcohol, VTC, real estate agent, pharmacist, doctor, etc.).

We provide you with a non-exhaustive list of the most common activities. If in doubt, please consult the list of regulated activities on the PACE website. If you fall under one of these activities, additional formalities will be required and additional administrative costs are expected.

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Once your company is created, your registration file is sent to the relevant administration regulating your activity including INSEE. The later has the ability to review your activity and collect missing information or demand additional documents if your activity is qualified as regulated.

Today there are more than 100 regulated activities which are subject to the special requirements (diploma, insurance or other). Don’t forget to consult them before starting to practice your business activity. Note that in such case, additional costs are due upon your situation.

For your convenience, here is a list of all the regulated activities, which contains requirements and the legislation concerning these activities.

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