Business Licensing

Persons wishing to trade or to provide services in Gibraltar (that are not regulated by another enactment) must hold a valid business licence . Find out more about the Business Licencing process.

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Consumer Protection

Find out about your consumer rights or contact our Consumer Protection team for guidance about any consumer matter or to report a local business’s unfair practices.

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Business Support

Find information and free forms for registering your business with the Department of Employment, Income Tax Office, Development and Planning Commission and HM Customs.

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Welcome

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is a regulator set up by Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar. The OFT’s legal framework is enshrined within The Fair Trading Act 2023and its subsidiary legislation.

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Starting a Gibraltar business

Most businesses operating in Gibraltar will be required to have a business licence. If you are looking to open a business in Gibraltar refer to our Business Licensing section for guidance or contact our Business Licensing team. 

If you need guidance about the legal registration requirements before a business can start operating locally visit our Business Support section.

Consumer Protection

To find out more about your consumer rights visit our Consumer Protection section.

If you have a complaint about a local business’s unfair practices please contact our consumer protection team to report that matter or simply to seek guidance from the team about your rights.

For any other queries please contact us.