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Lithuania

Services

Updated 11/2010

Legal requirements

To transpose the provisions of the Services Directive into national legislation, the following law was passed:

The purpose of the Law on Services - to establish the principles and measures to ensure effective implementation of the freedom of establishment, the freedom to provide services and the economic freedom of service provision, herewith creates preconditions to ensure the high quality of services, as well as to regulate the establishment of the point of single contact and its main functions, the administrative co-operation of the competent authorities of the Republic of Lithuania with the competent authorities of the Member States and the European Commission in the area of services provision.

On 28 December 2009 a Product and Services Contact Point was launched in Lithuania with portal

where service providers from Lithuania and other Member States can find the relevant to service providers legal and practical information about the requirements to be met in order to obtain the appropriate permits, licenses, entitling them to provide services in Lithuania, as well as the contact details of competent authorities. Service providers from Lithuania and other Member States, who wish to engage in licensed activities in Lithuania, may, through the Product and Services Contact Point, to submit electronically applications and other documents, as well as to obtain permits from the relevant competent authorities. The portal also provides information on

where Lithuanian service providers are provided with the necessary information about the opportunities to provide services in the relevant Member State using a one stop shop principle and where it is possible to perform the procedures and formalities related to acquisition of the right to provide services or to implementation of the services provision, by electronic means.

Different ways of providing services

Setting up a services business

The formation of a legal entity is regulated by the Civil Code, the laws regulating different legal forms of legal entities, and the Rules of the Register of Legal Entities.

A legal entity is considered to be formed from its registration in the Register of Legal Entities.

Rights of service recipients

The following organisations protect consumer rights:

Labour market

The Labour Code is the main legal act in Lithuania regulating labour relations.

Regardless of the law applicable to an employment contract or employment relations, certain provisions of legal acts of the state to the territory of which an employee is being temporarily posted must be applied to the posted employee.

The regulations for regulated professions are provided in:

Complaints

A consumer who received a service of bad quality must first appeal to the provider of the service indicating their demand.

If the provider of the service does not comply with the demand of the consumer regarding unsafe services and/or services of unsuitable quality, the consumer has the right to appeal to the following bodies concerning the quality of the services:

Other Institutions

 

Administrative procedures

Notification

Information about registering as a taxpayer can be found on the website of the State Tax Inspectorate:

Social security

Employees being posted abroad are issued with a form E 101 certificate.

When the length of the posting is extended, a form E 102 certificate is issued.

E 102 certificates concerning an extension of the term of a posting or of the activities of a self-employed person are issued by the Foreign Pensions Section of the State Social Insurance Fund Board.

Work permit applications

European Union citizens wishing to take up employment in Lithuania do not require a work permit.

Work permits for foreigners are issued by the Labour Exchange.

Help & advice

Help & advice

Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts provides information about exhibitions, fairs and conferences, taking place in Lithuania and abroad; organises business missions, visits in companies, meetings with foreign businesspeople, seminars, training courses for businesspeople, conferences, and presentations; and helps organise professional training.

SOLVIT helps businesses deal with problems that arise when national authorities wrongly apply EU market rules.

If you wish to establish a business or perform temporary cross-border services in the EU/EEA area (the 27 EU member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), turn to the ‘Points of Single Contact (PSC)’ - Members of the EUGO network - that will help you to complete all necessary administrative procedures on-line! Get the information you need and submit your applications to the responsible authorities online. You no longer have to worry about contacting several different authorities one by one - the PSC will do it for you!

E-mail a business organisation near you

The EU runs a network (Enterprise Europe Network) of local business organisations in most European countries that may be able to help you.

Choose your country and town and enter your enquiry below.

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