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Setting up a business in Flanders is easier than you think

Branches and subsidiaries are the most popular business types for foreign investors in Flanders. Learn all there is to know about setting up a business here.

To branch or subsidiary? That’s the question

Discover which is the better option for starting your operations in Flanders: establishing a branch or setting up a subsidiary.

Establish a branch or subsidiary in just a few steps

In general, there is no need for any filing with or approval from any governmental entity in Belgium before incorporating a company. Yet, before you get up and running, there are several things that you (as a business owner) must take care of. Our handy how-to guides have got you covered.

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