A new regulation aimed to improve growth, competitiveness and efficiency


23 Jul. 2014

Last July 4 2014 a new ruling has been issued on Urgent Measures modifying a large number of regulations in various areas, amongst which we stress the modifications affecting the Law on Retail Business. A new general rule is implemented by which the opening of a new retail business will not be subject any longer to the standard procedures for administrative authorization; only a previous responsible declaration shall be provided. The period for the Authorities to resolve is reduced to three months.

Furthermore, Marbella has been declared as Zone of Tourism Influence (Zona de Gran Influencia Turi­stica), thus granting the local retail business more freedom of decision on opening hours.

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