Wholesale business differs from retail business insofar as it only targets a professional customer base, not the private end consumer. Moreover, there is no list on sectors based on article 7 of the law so that the business authorisation may relate to sectors which are not mentioned in the list of retail businesses.
Concerning conditions for access to the profession, these are identical to those which apply to the retail business sector.
Qualification required (art. 7 of the law on business establishment of 1988)
Article 7 of the law on business establishment of 1988 stipulates that the applicant must be qualified in the following cases:
the applicant holds a Certificate of Technical and Professional Aptitude (C.A.T.P.) in the commercial sector chosen. The former Certificate of Professional Aptitude (C.A.P. remains valid).
the applicant holds the relevant documents which prove that he holds qualifications which are at least equivalent to the ones mentioned above
These are in particular foreign qualifications which are comparable to the former Luxembourg C.A.P. and the present C.A.T.P.
Exemption from the qualification which is normally required in the commercial sector
The authorisation may also be transferred to the spouse, a descent, an ascendant, a collateral relative or a person related by marriage three times removed if the business manager has passed away or benefits either from retirement pension or has a duly certified professional disability (art. 11 of the law on business establishment of 1988)