Authorities which are glad to help

Company-friendly authorities a very important asset

Do you want to start a business in Europe or expand your activities?
Choose Belgium and we will be glad to welcome you to the heart of Europe.

The Belgian authorities will be delighted to assist you, providing a strictly confidential service that is tailored exactly to your needs. We want to help to ensure the success of your project.
The various Belgian authorities – both federal and regional – will support you with free advice, based on a flexible, unbureaucratic and investor-centred approach.
Below you will find the details of authorities you can contact in Belgium or, in some cases, in your country of origin:

Are you looking for tax advice?

The Fiscal Department for Foreign InvestmentsExternal link is a department of FPS Finance and provides foreign investors with support on fiscal matters and comprehensive information in this regard. A team of experts is ready to help potential foreign investors and international investors who already have offices in Belgium. The department also assists them with their correspondence with the tax authorities.

Are you looking for other information?

If you are looking for other information, then the regional authorities are ready to provide you with professional advice.

In Brussels, the Brussels Enterprise AgencyExternal link (BEA) will give you advice and guidance on setting up a business in the capital of Europe. The BEA is the central point of contact for companies that have an office in Brussels or want to open one there and provides support to foreign investors in the following key issues, among others:

  • the ideal location to set up a company;
  • legal advice;
  • available government subsidies.

In Flanders, Belgium’s northern region, Flanders Investment & TradeExternal link helps foreign investors who want to set up there or expand their business. Flanders Investment & Trade provides free advice and support relating to issues including:

  • manufacturing or R&D facilities;
  • contact centres;
  • head offices;
  • logistical activities.

In Wallonia, Belgium’s southern region, foreign investors wanting to establish a business contact the Office for Foreign InvestorsExternal link (OFI). With the support of the authorities and the private sector, the OFI will help you in every stage of your project, enabling your company to set up successfully in Wallonia. The OFI not only provides valuable advice but will also assist you with every aspect of your project.