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A Licensee of a principal commercial activity shall make an application with the Trade Licences Unit, within the Commerce Department, on the appropriate Form (Form I) for a Marketing Agent licence.  This licence will permit the use of the commercial vehicle for the sale of goods by retail, food or non-food items, by an employee or agent on behalf of the Licensee, from any street or other place, other than commercial premises or a kiosk.  Such Licence shall be required for each and every vehicle used for the exercising of such retail sale. In the case of food items, prior approval by the Health Authorities must be obtained.

The Environmental Health Directorate can be contacted on 21337333 or by email ​​

The licence issued to the Marketing Agent shall, together with the last receipt of the paid licence, be displayed in a conspicuous place by the Licensee when conducting his or her commercial activity.


Where an applicant feels aggrieved by the decision of the Trade Licensing Unit or from any Local Council in respect of a refusal of issuing of a licence, he may file an appeal in writing to the Licensing Appeals Board within ten (10) working days from the date when the applicant or any other person has been notified by the Trade Licensing Unit, in accordance with the provisions of Part VI of Subsidiary Legislation 441.07 - Trading Licences Regulations. The appeal can be sent to or to Commerce Department, Lascaris Bastions, Daħlet Ġnien is-Sultan, Valletta, VLT1933, Malta. 


€40 per every vehicle licensed every one (1) year;

The application form can be downloaded from here:

Link to important legislation:

Subsidiary Legislation 441.07 - Trading Licences Regulations​

Enquiries can be directed to or by telephone on 25690313, 25690289, 25690310, 25690312 and 25690315​ during the normal working hours

 Date of last update – 09/07/2020