This document describes how sales representative and distributorship contracts are governed by the Bulgarian Commerce Act, specifically noting the outcomes that stem from freedom of contract, exceptions, absent or ambiguous terms, oral contracts, competition law, and tax considerations. This resource is available in PDF. Prepared by: Gugushev and Partners Law Office.
The Sofia News Agency offers news on numerous subjects involving the Bulgarian economy, society, and environment. The business section provides articles on various business topics concerning Bulgaria such as finance, energy, industry, properties, and tourism.
The Pari Daily is a Bulgarian resource for financial and business news and analysis published on a daily basis. It includes local as well as international news. Users can browse the most recent issue and search all previous issues. Only available in Bulgarian.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) regulates communications in Bulgaria. The CRC monitors the radio frequency spectrum, grants licenses to operators, regulates the post, arbitrates disputes, and monitors operators' compliance with legislation. The site contains news related to the CRC, available E-services from the commission, and archives of annual reports and other practical information.
The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) is a regulatory agency of Bulgaria that is responsible for electronic communications, especially the broadcasting of radio and TV. The CEM regulates broadcasts by setting standards and regulations that operators must comply with. The CEM also arbitrates disputes, protects the freedoms of consumers, and promotes fair competition in the industry. The site is only available in Bulgarian.
The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) is charged with maintaining stability and transparency through policy development, promotion, and regulation. This site contains information on the FSC's projects and functions as well as relevant information in the financial services industry.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is in charge of upholding the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for Bulgaria. The CAP dictates how farmers receive subsidy distributions, support payments, and rural development policies.
The Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Economy is responsible for the implementation and regulation of government policies as it impacts the business services industries. Specifically, this site contains updates on current news, lists of policies, and relevant statistics.
The Bulgarian Drug Agency (BDA) is associated with the countries Ministry of Health. It is responsible for overseeing the safe production of medicines in Bulgaria. The BDA inspects laboratories, drugs, and medical devices in order to ensure the quality and safety of drug use. Their site includes useful information for citizens, medical specialists, and companies regarding medical laws, devices, and treatments.
The priorities of the Bulgarian Space Research and Technology Institute (SRTI-BAS) are to research solar-terrestrial and space physics, research and design remote sensing of the Earth, and research new space technologies. The site provides information on their research projects and events.
The website for the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters (BAATPE) is a business marketplace for resources regarding textile and clothing products made in Bulgaria. BAATPE also serves as an interface between Bulgarian manufacturers and international buyers or companies. The website provides research information regarding the apparel and textile industry as well as a listing of related events and services.
The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a non-governmental public organization, promotes international economic cooperation and foreign investment in Bulgaria. The website contains up-to-date business news and links to other European chambers, trade fairs, and directories.