30 March 2020 – Subscription fee for businesses on online sales platform waived

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Overview: The Luxembourg government removed the yearly subscription fee of EUR 500 for businesses currently on the online business platform (Letzshop.lu) as well as for businesses that wish to join the platform. Letzshop.lu is a practical means of ordering products online from local traders in a fast and easy fashion.
Full details here: https://guichet.public.lu/en/actualites/2020/mars/30-suppression-cotisation-letzshop.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: In consultation with seventeen cities and municipalities in the Grand Duchy, the Luxembourg Trade Confederation and the Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg’s Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Lex Delle, the Government determined to waive subscription fees to strengthen the support for small and medium sized businesses. In particular, Letzshop.lu makes it possible for businesses to engage in e-commerce, which is particularly important in times of health crisis, while supporting local Luxembourg trade.