This document outlines Austria’s laws regarding the contracting of outside parties. It describes how trade representatives are to be contracted and the legal protections they have. Brief descriptions of Austrian Competition Law and Antitrust regulations are also given. Furthermore, links to outside resources are included. Prepared by: Barnert Egermann Illigasch Attorneys at Law. Presented in a PDF.
The Local is an English-language news source for Austrian events. In addition to a business and money section, this site provides other news at national and international levels.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) develops the policies and regulations overseeing business services to encourage innovation and investment in the country. This site provides information such as statistics and data on the Austrian economy, as well as numerous discussions of topics related to trade, research, and economics.
The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Austrian healthcare industry. The site contains information for tourists traveling to Austria, physician certifications, and pediatric health. Information provided covers the Austrian healthcare system as well as more specific topics such as nutrition, diseases & medicines, and women & equality.
The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) is responsible for the regulation and supervision of the Austrian financial services industry. The site contains a list of all applicable laws, statistics, and relevant links for different sectors of the Austrian financial services industry.
The Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) consists of the two divisions Media and Telecommunications and the Postal Service. The RTR regulates these divisions by granting operating licenses to producers, setting standards and regulatory policies, ensuring compliance with legislation, mediating disputes, and encouraging the growth of technology in the sectors. The website provides information for consumers, telecom operators, and media service providers. A limited English version of the site is available.
Advantage Austria is the official Austrian foreign trade promotion organization and the largest provider of services in the area of foreign trade. This site offers access to relevant information on Austria as a business partner and includes information and advice regarding taxation, labor law, vocational training, industry-specific legislation, industry-wide advertising, and market research.
The "About Austria" section of the Austrian Embassy website offers a wealth of information about Austria's history, economy, social structure, politics, and culture, including Austria's position in the world and economic structure. By navigating to the "Foreign Policy" section, users may find information on such topics as international cultural policy and foreign trade promotion.