Doing Business in the European Union 2021: Belgium


Doing Business in the European Union 2021: Belgium

Xiufang (Ava) Tu, Charles Claeys, Lisa Opdecam, Max Theyskens, Tine Bogaerts, Jasper Janssens, Jeroen Raskin

Doing Business reports measure aspects of regulation that enable or hinder entrepreneurs in starting, operating, or expanding their companies in the country's largest business city—and extends it to secondary cities in European Union (EU) member states.

Doing Business in Belgium is the latest in a series. Top-performing cities (Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Namur and Liège) are identified and best regulatory practices are highlighted.

It focuses on five indicator sets that measure the complexity and cost of regulatory processes, as well as the strength of legal institutions: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and enforcing contracts.

It was prepared by the World Bank Group, under the auspices of the Federal Public Service Finance and Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, and funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. With contributions from Monard Law.

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