What is the importance of the craft 2

Craft business

Craft company. 1. Term (§ 1 II HandwO): A commercial enterprise is an enterprise of a craft subject to licensing if it is operated as a craft and fully includes a trade that is listed in Appendix A of the Crafts Code (HandwO) (positive list) or activities are carried out that are essential for this trade (essential activities) . There are no significant activities, especially if
(1) these can be learned in a period of up to three months or
(2) These require a longer period of apprenticeship, but do not require the specific knowledge and skills of a trade subject to licensing or
(3) did not originate from a craft subject to licensing (§ 1 II No. 1-3 HandwO). In such cases of non-essential activities, the regulations of the HandwO on trades subject to authorization do not apply. Craft businesses are also non-licensed crafts if they are practiced as a craft and are listed in Appendix B, Section 1 of the Crafts Code (Section 18 II HandwO).

2. Craft businesses generally belong to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The handicraft business subject to authorization as a standing trade is only permitted to natural and legal persons entered in the handicrafts register, as well as partnerships and companies under civil law. Certain exceptions according to § 4 HandwO in the event of the death of the craftsman for spouses (widow's privilege), heirs (heir's privilege), executor etc. The start and end of the business are to be reported immediately to the locally responsible Chamber of Crafts according to § 16 II GewO.

Differentiation from industrial operations:Industrial company.