Andorra Market Entry

Andorra Market Entry

Basic conditions for the use of Czech goods on the market

Subchapters:

  • Market entry
  • Forms and conditions of operation on the market
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Issues of intellectual property protection
  • Public procurement market
  • Payment terms, payment ethics and resolution of commercial disputes
  • Visas, fees, specific conditions of travel to the territory
  • Employment of citizens from the Czech Republic
  • Fairs and events

Market entry

Since the Andorran market is small, there is no need to assume significant expenses for promotional activities, but on the contrary, it is necessary to ensure that clients leave satisfied: the best advertisement is still the recommendation of friends.

For a good application, we recommend that product presentations and their labeling be implemented in Spanish or French – inscriptions on the packaging in Catalan will be a welcome gesture and can help the interest of ordinary consumers.

According to cheeroutdoor.com, the use of an appropriately selected local representative is an advantage, especially if it is a person who knows the terrain and local customs.

Forms and conditions of operation on the market

Information on the possibilities of setting up a trading company in the simplified regime can be found at:

www.andorrabusiness.com – https://www.andorrabusiness.com/en/creix-andorra/creating-company/

Additional information on the requirements for setting up a company and doing business can be found on the website of the Andorran Chamber of Commerce. As of 2022, the following one-off fees are valid for registering a newly emerging company in the commercial register:

  • Limited liability company: EUR 1016.67 (required share capital EUR 3,000)
  • Joint-stock company: 1,480.54 euros (required share capital of 60,000 euros)
  • Self-employed: 474.85 euros – monthly fee for health and social insurance

Marketing and communication

New forms of advertising on the Internet or through platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are widely used in the country.

If the target group is the population of the age group 55+, we recommend the use of local television, periodicals or radio.

Billboards and other advertising surfaces can be used, but their price is very high due to the small size of the country.

Recruitment agencies

  • Temporal Quality
  • Andjobnow
  • Randstad ETT
  • Group Montaner

Advertising agencies

  • Wow communication
  • Xelma
  • Pixel Concept

Issues of intellectual property protection

The issue of intellectual property protection, including trademarks and patents, is dealt with by the Government Trademark Agency OMPA (Oficina de Marques del Principat d’Andorra).

Public procurement market

Public contracts are not centrally listed in one place in Andorra, state-owned enterprises and the government usually list them on their websites

Public competitions are published, for example, on the website of the parliament

Consell General Principat d’Andorra – Concursos publics i edictes

The specialized chapter of the Andorran state telecommunications company Andorra Telecom is also useful

Telecom

Payment terms, payment ethics and resolution of commercial disputes

Andorra is not one of the countries that would demonstrate a risk regarding payment ethics or investment protection.

In case of a commercial dispute, it is possible to turn to one of the international law firms specializing in commercial law, which are mostly based in the capital Andorra la Vella.

Commercial and Corporate Law

Lawyers Andorra

Visas, fees, specific conditions for traveling to the territory

Czech citizens can enter Andorra and stay on its territory without a visa as tourists for up to 90 days, they need a passport.

In other respects, in terms of security, Andorra is a standard European country without major risks, on the contrary, it is known for a persistently very low level of street and petty crime.

Employment of citizens from the Czech Republic

The same rules apply to the employment of citizens from the Czech Republic as to the employment of all foreigners: after securing a job, a work permit issued by the Ministry of the Interior must be obtained.

Their number is governed by annually defined quotas.

Subsequently, it is necessary to register with the Andorran social administration, which will issue proof of coverage of basic social and health security.

More detailed information about all the necessary steps can be found on the English version of the website of the Andorran Chamber of Commerce.

The European Health Insurance Card is not valid in Andorra.

Therefore, we fundamentally do not recommend traveling to Andorra without travel health insurance.

In the event that you are treated beyond the scope of your travel insurance, you will pay all costs on the spot.

Fairs and events

The main fair event is the Feria Andorra la Vella every year, which is focused on tourism, leisure and sports.

This year, the 42nd edition will be held on October 21-23. 2022.

In addition, smaller fairs (gastronomic, wine, etc.) are sporadically held, which are advertised irregularly.

 

Practical telephone numbers (emergency services, police, firemen, information lines, etc.)

Single emergency call for emergency services: 112

Police: 110

Emergency medical assistance: 116

Firefighters: 118

Important web links and contacts

Government of Andorra – www.govern.ad

Ministry of Foreign Affairs – www.exteriors.ad

Ministry of Labor – www.treball.ad

Andorra Chamber of Commerce – www.ccis.ad

Trade and consumption – www.comerc.ad

Foreign trade – www.duana.ad

Association of Andorran Banks – www.andorranbanking.ad

Andorran Tax Office – www.impostos.ad

Social Administration – www.cass.ad

Official Gazette – www.bopa.ad

Statistical data – www.estadistica.ad/serveiestudis/web/index.asp

Institute of Andorran Studies – www.iea.ad

University of Andorra – www.uda.ad

Tourist information visitandorra.com – www.turisme.ad

Museums and monuments www.cultura.ad

Diary of Andorra www.diariandorra.ad

Andorra Market Entry