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Set Up a Company in Agriculture in Austria

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Set-up-a-company-in-agriculture-in-Austria.jpgEnterprisers interested in investing in Austria have various choices. The Austrian economy is one of the most developed and performant economies in Europe and many industries are open to foreign investments. One of the sectors worth looking at is agriculture because it offers various business opportunities. Investors interested in setting up a business in agriculture in Austria must comply with certain regulations imposed by the laws.

Our company formation agents in Austria can assist with the company registration procedure of an agricultural business.

Legislation related to agriculture in Austria

The most important law providing for the establishment of an Austrian company in the agricultural sector is the Agriculture Act which was enabled in 1992 and last amended in 2010. The other important law which provides for the cultivation of crops is the Seed Law, while the Commercial Code provides for the types of entities which can be registered with the Austrian Trade Register before starting any commercial activity in agriculture.

One of the most important supporters of agricultural companies in Austria is the Chamber of Agriculture which facilitates the relation between businesses and governmental authorities and which also supervises the legal and taxation aspects related to the industry in all the country’s regions.

Registering a company in the Austrian agricultural sector

As mentioned before, before starting operating an agricultural business must first be registered with the Trade Register in Austria, followed by applying for certain licenses and permit with the local authorities which will enable it to cultivate agricultural products, seeds or even grow animals.

Some of the authorizations must be obtained with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, while the Agency for Health and Food Safety is in charge with verifying and clearing the products destined for export. For agricultural goods to be exported a license must be obtained with the Customs Authorities.

For assistance in starting a business in the agriculture industry in Austria, please contact us. You can also rely on us for assistance with the company registration procedure in Austria.


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Call us now at (+43) 720 3037351 to set up an appointment with our company formation specialist in Austria - Dietmar Erwin Ruttensteiner. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Austria.

As a Ruttensteiner Business Consulting client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Austria.

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The team from is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area. I would definitely recommend them to any entrepreneur decided to start his own business here.

Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu&Cuc; Law Firm

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