Law of the Chamber of Commerce

Original Language Title: Wet op de Kamer van Koophandel

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Law of 25 November 2013, laying down rules on the Chamber of Commerce (Law of the Chamber of Commerce)

We Willem-Alexander, at the grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.

All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:

In this regard, we have taken the view that it is desirable to establish a single Chamber of Commerce and, accordingly, to lay down new rules on governance, tasks and financing thereof;

It is true that we, the Department of Consultative Affairs of the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have found and understand the same as We approve and understand:

Chapter 1. General

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Article 1

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  • 1 The following shall be understood in this Act and the provisions which are based thereon:

    • a. Our Minister: Our Minister for Economic Affairs;

    • b. the Chamber: the Chamber of Commerce, referred to in Article 2 .

  • 2 Our Minister, in his opinion, points out the central general employer's organizations generally recognized and the generally recognised central general employees 'organizations as central employers' organizations. workers ' organisations within the meaning of this Act.

  • The Court points out that the employers 'organizations generally recognized in the region concerned and the workers' organizations generally recognised in the region concerned as regional employers ' organizations are among the members of the regional employee organisations within the meaning of this Act.

  • 4 Our Minister and the Chamber shall make notice in the Official Gazette of the designation referred to in the second and third paragraphs.

Chapter 2. Institution and classification of the Chamber

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Article 2

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  • 1 There is a Chamber of Commerce that aims to stimulate economic development through informing and supporting in the field of enterprise entrepreneurship and innovation of individuals who drive or consider a business. to set up.

  • 2 The Chamber is located in Utrecht.

  • 3 The Chamber has legal personality.


Article 3

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  • 1 The Chamber establishes the regions and sets up one or more regional branches per region.

  • 2 The Court may lay down, for the purpose of carrying out a statutory task, that certain transactions are actually carried out at or by certain regional establishments.

  • 3 A decision pursuant to the first or second paragraph shall be published in the Official Gazette.

  • 4 By ministerial rules, rules may be laid down for the establishment and elimination of regions and regional establishments.


Article 4

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  • 1 The Court sets out regional business gaps which are allocated to regional branches.

  • 2 The business gaps are the one-stop shop where individuals who drive or consider a company can turn up business and innovation in business-related issues.

  • 3 Participation in an enterprise's square is open to other organisations under conditions to be determined by the Chamber. Conditions may also be used to contribute to the costs of the relevant enterprise's square.

  • 4 Participation is effected in such a way as to ensure that information and support is provided in the interests of the entrepreneur who uses the enterprise's square.

  • 5 Our Minister may lay down rules for participation in business gaps, including rules that exclude, limit or subject participation in certain cases or by certain organisations to its prior consent.


Article 5

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  • 1 Our Minister shall ensure the establishment, maintenance, operation and security of a digital enterprise square with the aid of which for the benefit of persons who drive or consider setting up an enterprise:

    • a. information is made available which is important for the creation and operation of an undertaking;

    • (b) messaging between persons who drive or consider an undertaking and may be targeted by an undertaking and administrative bodies may take place, in so far as it has been opened for that purpose.

  • 2 Our Minister may grant authorization for all legal acts and acts in implementation of the first paragraph to the Chamber, which is a national authority.

Chapter 3. Composition of the Chamber

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Article 6

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  • 1 The Chamber shall consist of a President and a maximum of four other members.

  • 2 Members shall exercise their duties without a load or a dorsal appointment.


Article 7

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  • 1 The members of the Chamber are appointed on a proposal from the Chamber.

  • 2 The nomination is reasoned and is made on the basis of a profile drawn up by our Minister, heard from the central employers 'and employees' organizations.

  • 3 If a nomination does not lead to appointment by Our Minister, a new nomination is made. Our Minister may be motivated to deviate from the second nomination.

  • 4 Our Minister may decide on a time when a nomination as referred to in the second or third paragraph must have been made. If the nomination has not been made at that time, it may be appointed without a nomination.


Article 8

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The members of the Chamber shall be appointed for a period of four years. They may be reappointed at most twice.

Chapter 4. Central Council and Regional Councils

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§ 1. Central Council

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Article 9

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  • 1 There is a Central Council, consisting of a maximum of twelve members.

  • 2 The Central Council shall appoint a chairman from among its members.

  • 3 A member of the Central Council may not also be a member of the Chamber or be employed by the Chamber.


Article 10

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  • 1 Our Minister appoints, suspends and dismisses the members of the Central Council.

  • 2 A maximum of six members coming from the circle of economic operators shall be appointed on a proposal from the central employers ' organisations.

  • 3 A maximum of three members coming from the circle of workers shall be appointed on a proposal from the central workers ' organisations.

  • 4 A maximum of three other members shall be appointed in the interest of a balanced composition of the Central Council, or in the interests of expertise in the area of undertaking and innovation. These members shall be appointed on a proposal from the Chamber.

  • 5 Nominations are reasoned and are done in accordance with a profile established by the Chamber, heard the central employers 'and employees' organizations.

  • 6 Nominations as referred to in paragraph 2, third paragraph and fourth paragraph shall be made through the intervention of the Chamber. The Chamber shall determine the time at which these nominations are to be received. If a proposal has not been received at that time, the Chamber may itself make the nomination itself subject to the second, third or fourth paragraphs.

  • 7 The Chamber shall not send a nomination to our Minister after it has been established that it is in accordance with the provisions of this Article.


Article 11

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Our Minister shall fix the compensation of the members of the Central Council.


Article 12

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  • 1 The members of the Central Council shall be appointed for a period of four years. They shall resign at the same time and shall be renewable once more than once.

  • 2 The person who has become a member for the completion of an interim review shall take effect from the date on which the person in whose place he entered should have resigned.


§ 2. Regional Councils

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Article 13

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  • 1 There is a regional council for each region, comprising up to twelve members.

  • 2 A regional council shall appoint a chairman from among its members.

  • 3 A member of a regional council may not also be a member of the Chamber, be a member of the Central Council or be employed by the Chamber.


Article 14

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  • 1 The House appoints, suspends and dismisses the members of a regional council.

  • 2 A maximum of six members coming from the circle of economic operators shall be appointed on a proposal from the regional employers ' organisations.

  • 3 A maximum of three members coming from the circle of workers shall be appointed on a proposal from the regional workers ' organisations.

  • 4 A maximum of three other members shall be appointed without a nomination in the interests of a balanced composition of the Board or in the interests of expertise in the area of business and innovation present in the Council.

  • 5 Nominations are reasoned and are done in accordance with a profile established by the Chamber, heard by the regional employers 'and workers' organizations.

  • 6 The Court shall determine the time at which nominations must be made. If a nomination has not been made at that time, the Chamber may appoint without nomination, taking into account either the second or the third paragraph.


Article 15

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Our Minister fixes the compensation of the members of the regional councils.


Article 16

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  • 1 The members of the Regional Councils shall be appointed for a period of four years. They shall resign at the same time and shall be renewable once more than once.

  • 2 The person who has become a member for the completion of an interim review shall take effect from the date on which the person in whose place he entered should have resigned.

Chapter 5. Procedure of the Chamber

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Article 17

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  • 1 At least once every five years, the Central Council shall adopt the draft for the multiannual programme. The draft sets out the main lines of work to be carried out by the Court.

  • 2 The draft also contains a description of the objectives to be achieved in the medium and long term and the broad outlines of the policy to be addressed to it.

  • 3 The Court shall adopt the multiannual programme on the basis of the draft. In so far as the draft is concerned, the Court may adopt the multiannual programme by way of derogation from the draft. Derogation shall state the reasons in the multiannual programme.

  • 4 The Court shall forward the multiannual programme to the Minister for approval, together with its position on the financial and organisational conditions to be fulfilled for its implementation.

  • 5 Our Minister may decide the time at which the multiannual programme and the position have to be received.


Article 18

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  • 1 The Court of Auditors establishes an annual activity plan for the following year. The Board may alter the activity plan in the intervening period.

  • 2 The activities plan shall lay down the work to be carried out by the Chamber, in so far as the available resources permit. The Chamber hereby adopts the basic principles of the Article 17 The multiannual programme has been adopted

  • 3 A regional council shall submit to the Court a proposal for the implementation of the procedure to be decided on each year by the Court. Article 28 work to be included in the activity plan for the region concerned. With regard to the commitment of these activities in the activity plan, the Court takes the view that it is a Article 23 The regional multiannual programme must be observed.


Article 19

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The Board shall submit the activity plan and the amendments to the activity plan for an opinion to the Central Council.


Article 20

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  • 1 The Chamber shall send the annual activity plan to Our Minister, together with the opinion of the Central Council.

  • 2 Our Minister may decide the time at which the activity plan is to be received.


Article 21

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  • 1 The Chamber shall adopt rules of management.

  • 2 In each case, rules shall be laid down in the rules governing the manner in which decisions of the Chamber are prepared, taken and implemented, and shall lay down rules on the duties and powers of the President and other members.

Chapter 6. Functions and functions of the Central Council and Regional Councils

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Article 22

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The Central Council shall advise the Court on request or on its own initiative in respect of:

  • (a) implementation of the multiannual programme;

  • b. the activity plan,

  • (c) the question of, or the work to be carried out, including, in particular, the work carried out in order to carry out tasks as referred to in the Articles 30 and 31 , lead to adverse competition with undertakings or professional professionals from the point of view of good market operation; and

  • d. the fees for the activities for the execution of the tasks, intended for the purposes of the Articles 25 to 28, first paragraph , 30 and 31 .


Article 23

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  • 1 The regional councils advise the Chamber on request or on its own initiative on regional issues.

  • 2 Heard that in its judgment in the promotion of economic development in the region in question to an important extent private and public organisations, a regional council at least once in the five years has proposed the draft Multiannual regional programme. The draft sets out the main lines of work to be carried out by the Chamber for the performance of the task, which is to be Article 28 , to be implemented in the region in question.

  • 3 The draft contains a description of the medium and long-term implementation of the Article 28 the objectives to be achieved in the region and the broad outlines of the policy to be addressed to it.

  • 4 The Court of Auditors shall adopt the multiannual regional programme on the basis of the draft. As far as the draft is concerned, the Chamber may, by way of derogation from the draft, adopt the multiannual programme, after hearing the relevant Regional Council. Derogation shall state the reasons in the multiannual regional programme.

Chapter 7. Tasks of the Court and conditions governing the exercise of tasks

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Article 24

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The Chamber is responsible for the establishment and management of the regional business gaps.


Article 25

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The Court shall have the task of providing, on request, information of a general nature as to the establishment and operation of an undertaking.


Article 26

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The task of the Chamber is:

  • (a) to provide specific legal and economic information in respect of an established or established undertaking; and

  • b. to provide information on legal and economic matters to groups of persons who drive or consider an undertaking.


Article 27

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The task of the Chamber is to encourage economic development through the advice of undertakings on innovative developments and to guide the persons or groups of persons who are an undertaking, where appropriate drive or consider establishing an enterprise in the development and implementation of innovations.


Article 28

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  • 1 The task of the Chamber is to promote economic development in a region through the promotion of research, consultation and cooperation and to inform public bodies about issues which are the subject of economic development, and to promote the development of public bodies. development of commerce, industry, craft industry and services.

  • 2 The Court of Auditors may provide for research and consultation and cooperation referred to in the first paragraph.

  • 3 By arrangement of the Chamber, rules for the grant of subsidies may be issued under the second paragraph and grant ceilings may be fixed.

  • 4 An arrangement requires the approval of Our Minister and will be published in the State Official Gazette.


Article 29

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In the case of a general measure of administration, detailed rules may be laid down in respect of the Articles 24 to 28 Intended tasks.


Article 30

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  • 1 Where no other rule applies, the Court may carry out the following tasks in one or more of the regions:

    • (a) issuing declarations to the service, industry, craft and services on request;

    • (b) the legalisation of signatures on request of persons involved in trade, industry, craft industries and the provision of services;

    • (c) the provision of general conditions and information on the provision of information, as provided for in Article 234, First paragraph, of Book 6 of the Civil Code .

  • 2 By ministerial arrangement, for the implementation of provisions from binding legal acts of the Council of the European Union or the European Parliament and the Council, joint, which relates to the issue of statements as intended First paragraph, part (a), rules shall be laid down.


Article 31

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  • 1 The Court may decide in one or more regions other than the tasks referred to in the Article 30 , to be carried out, to the extent that they fit within the objective of the Chamber, intended to Article 2 of this law.

  • 2 A decision referred to in paragraph 1 shall be subject to the approval of our Minister.

  • 3 The performance of tasks as referred to in the first paragraph and as referred to in Article 30 shall be indicated in the activity plan and the annual report.


Article 32

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  • 1 Without prejudice Chapter 9 of the General Administrative Law have economic operators, professional and legal persons who, by virtue of their objectives and according to their actual activities, represent the general and collective interests of economic operators or of free professionals the right to be with the Court of Auditors. to lodge a competition complaint.

  • 2 A complaint of competition raises and substantiates that a certain activity identified in the complaint in order to carry out a task of the Chamber leads to unfair competition with undertakings or free trade in the context of good market operation. professional professionals.

  • 3 On a competition complaint and its treatment, the following articles of Title 9.1 of the General Administrative Law Act applicable mutatis mutandis:

    • a. 9: 3 to 9: 6 , with the exception of Article 9:4, second paragraph, point (c) ;

    • b. 9: 8 ;

    • c. 9:10 , with the exception of the phrase 'and the person on whose conduct the complaint relates';

    • ed. 9:11 , except that the said time limits are six weeks longer and the phrase 'and the person on whose conduct the complaint relates' does not apply;

    • e. 9:12, 1st Member , and 9.12a On the understanding that the annual publication of the registered complaints is accompanied by a business presentation of the scope of the complaints, of the findings of the inquiry into complaints, of the judgments of the Chamber and of the any conclusions attached thereto;

    • f. 9:13 to 9:16 .


Article 33

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  • If the Court finds, in the context of a competition complaint, that an activity for the purpose of carrying out a task leads to adverse competition with undertakings or professional professionals from the point of view of good market practice, the exercise of the activity in question has been terminated within one year.

  • 2 In the case of a general measure of management, rules may be laid down for the execution of work by the Chamber, including rules which prevent the Chamber from carrying out certain activities.

Chapter 8. Financing

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Article 34

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  • 1 For activities intended to carry out the tasks referred to in the Articles 5 , 24 to 28, first member , 30 and 31 Our Minister, for all or part of the financing of the costs associated with the execution of such activities, shall fix the fees.

  • 2 The Court shall, after hearing the Central Council, submit a proposal to our Minister before 15 October each year with a view to the adoption of the provisions of the first paragraph.

  • 3 The Court may provide that certain fees as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be due without the decision being taken at the time of the decision. In so doing, the Chamber shall determine the period within which the payment shall be made.


Article 35

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  • 1 If the Chamber decides to carry out tasks as referred to in the Articles 30 or 31 This shall be carried out against reimbursement of integral costs associated with the execution of such tasks to the Chamber.

  • 2 Fees and contributions due to the Chamber other than that on the basis of paragraph 1 shall not be used to reimburse costs associated with the performance of the tasks referred to in paragraph 1.

  • 3 The first and second paragraphs shall apply mutatis mutandis to legal persons whose majority of the shares or voting rights are held by the Court in the general assembly, or of whom the majority of the directors or directors of directors or members of the Board of Directors or of the of the Commissioners is appointed by the Chamber.

Chapter 9. Provision of information

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Article 36

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  • 1 The Court of Auditors shall adopt the annual report.

  • 2 In the case of ministerial arrangements, rules may be laid down on the establishment of the annual report.


Article 37

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The annual report shall be made available to the Court for a period of eight weeks. This has been communicated to the Chamber in the Official Gazette.


Article 38

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Further rules may be laid down in the case of a ministerial arrangement concerning the exchange of information, which is to be found in Article 20 (1) of the Framework Law on independent administrative bodies .

Chapter 10. Financial supervision

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§ 1. Budget

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Article 39

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  • 1 The benefits of the Chamber consist of:

    • a. The proceeds from fees for work performed in the performance of tasks by or under this Act;

    • b. The proceeds from fees for other tasks entrusted to the Chamber by other Member States or under the law;

    • c. the proceeds from other activities and from cooperation with third parties;

    • d. Other benefits, other than those mentioned, other than the contribution from the State budget.

  • 2 The cost of the Chamber according to the approved budget shall be charged to the state budget, in so far as it is not contested from the benefits.


Article 40

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The proposal, referred to in Article 28, first paragraph, point (a) of the Framework Law on independent administrative bodies , includes a breakdown according to the tasks specified in the Articles 5 and 24 to 28, first member , and the other tasks entrusted to the Chamber by or under the law.


Article 41

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Rules on the establishment of, and the explanatory notes to, the budget may be laid down in a ministerial arrangement, as well as requirements relating to the level and composition of own funds.


Article 42

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  • 2 Upon approval, our Minister may, by way of derogation from the budget, allocate an amount for a specific task as defined in the Articles 5 and 24 to 28 . The expenses of the Chamber in violation of the destination may be deducted, in whole or in part, by our Minister, on contributions in subsequent years.

  • 3 Our Minister provides, in the relevant year, in a rhythm to be determined by him, a contribution to the costs incurred under Article 39, second paragraph ...............

  • 4 If no budget has yet been approved for expenditure in any given month, the Chamber shall be entitled to spend up to a maximum amount fixed by Our Minister for that month.


§ 2. Management and accountability

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Article 43

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  • 1 The Court of Auditors shall adopt the annual accounts.

  • 2 The rules governing the establishment of, and the explanatory notes to, the financial statements may be laid down in ministerial arrangements, as well as on audit points for auditing.


Article 44

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  • 2 The first paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis to acts of legal persons whose majority of the shares or voting rights in the General Assembly are directly or indirectly in the hands of the Chamber, or of whom the majority of the shares or voting rights are held by the majority of the shares or voting rights of the Chamber. of directors or of the commissioners is appointed directly or indirectly by the Chamber.

  • 3 Our Minister may attach to the assent rules and restrictions.

Chapter 11. Information, control and monitoring

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Article 45

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The obligation, in accordance with Article 20 (1) of the Framework Law on independent administrative bodies The same shall apply to legal persons whose majority of the shares or voting rights in the General Assembly are directly or indirectly held by the Chamber or from whom the majority of the directors or Commissioners directly or indirectly indirectly appointed by the Chamber.


Article 46

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  • 1 The Chamber proposes a code of conduct in order to promote the integrity of the behaviour of the Members of the Chamber and of the procedure of the Chamber.

  • 2 The decision to adopt the Code requires the approval of our Minister.

  • 3 The approval may be withheld because of conflict with law or general interest.

Chapter 12. Amendments to other laws

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Article 47

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Article 48

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Article 49

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Article 50

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Article 51

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Article 52

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Article 53

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Article 54

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Article 55

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Article 56

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Article 57

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Article 58

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Article 59

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Article 60

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Article 61

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Article 62

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Article 63

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Article 64

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Article 65

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Article 66

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Article 67

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Article 68

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Chapter 13. Merger provisions

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§ 1. Termination of existing legal persons

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Article 69

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The Association Chamber of Commerce Netherlands has dissolved and ceased to exist.


Article 70

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The Syntens foundation has been dissolved and ceased to exist.


Article 71

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  • 1 Within eight days of the entry into force of Article 2 The Chamber shall arrange for the registration of the Chambers of Commerce and factories in the Commercial Register.

  • 2 Within eight days of the entry into force of Article 69 or 70 The Court of Auditors shall arrange for the registration of the Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands, to register the Syntens Foundation in the Commercial Register.


§ 2. Transfer of personnel

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Article 72

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  • 1 At the time of entry into force of Article 2 The staff of the Chambers of Commerce and factories are dismissed and engaged in the service of the Chamber.

  • 2 The legal position, including entitlement to a pension of the staff appointed to the Board of the Chamber on the basis of the first member and employed directly for that appointment to a Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Works, is to be totality at least equivalent to those applicable to each of them at the appropriate chamber.

  • 3 By application of the second paragraph, staff employed in the chambers of commerce and factories on the basis of a temporary employment relationship shall be employed by the Chamber for the remainder of the service.


Article 73

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  • 1 At the time of entry into force of Article 69 of this law, the members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Chamber of Commerce of the Netherlands are dismissed and employed by the Chamber of Commerce.


Article 74

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  • 1 At the time of entry into force of Article 70 The staff of the Syntens Foundation shall be dismissed and employed by the Office in the service of the Chamber.


§ 3. Transition rights and obligations

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Article 75

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  • 1 The assets of the chambers of commerce and factories, of the Chamber of Commerce and the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and of the Syntens Foundation, are at the time of the entry into force of the Article 2 , Article 69 Other Article 70 of this Law, under a general title, on the Chamber.

  • 3 Transfer tax shall continue to be charged in respect of the transfer of assets.


Article 76

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  • 1 All rights and obligations of the Chambers of Commerce and factories, of the Association Chamber of Commerce Netherlands and of Foundation Syntens, of any kind, are to go into force at the time of Article 2 , Article 69 Other Article 70 of this law, about in the Chamber.

  • 2 Requests and objections lodged with a Chamber of Commerce and factories shall be considered as applications and objections after the entry into force of this Act, submitted to the Chamber. The preceding sentence applies mutatis mutandis to the making of declarations as intended for the purposes of the Commercial Registry Act 2007 .

  • 3 A decision taken by a chamber of commerce and factories shall be deemed to be a decision of the Chamber.

  • 4 In legal proceedings and legal proceedings, involving a chamber of commerce and factories, the Association Chamber of Commerce Netherlands or Stichting Syntens is involved, comes at the time of the entry into force of Article 2 , Article 69 and Article 70 of this law the Chamber instead of that Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of the Association Chamber of Commerce Netherlands and of Stichting Syntens respectively.

  • 5 On objections and legal proceedings and legal proceedings referred to in paragraphs 2 and 4 of this Article, the duty shall be applicable as before the applicable date of entry into force, as referred to in the fourth paragraph.

  • 6 Installments for the entry into force of this Act for the adoption of legal proceedings and legal proceedings involving a Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association Chambers of Commerce and the Netherlands or Stichting Syntens engaged, are open during the remaining part of those deadlines.

  • 7 In cases where, before the date of entry into force of this Law, the National Ombudsman has been requested to carry out an inquiry or the National Ombudsman to carry out an inquiry into a conduct attributable to a Chamber of trade and commerce, the Court of Auditors is acting at that time as a governing body in the sense of the Law National Ombudsman in the place of that chamber of commerce and factories.

  • 8 By way of derogation from the first paragraph and Article 75, first paragraph The rights and obligations which the Association Chamber of Commerce Netherlands has entered into with regard to the care of our Minister for the establishment, maintenance, operation and the security of the digital enterprise square, intended in Article 5 of this law, on the State.


Article 77

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Archive documents of the Chambers of Commerce and factories, of the Association Chamber of Commerce the Netherlands and of Foundation Syntens are transferred to the Chamber, in so far as they are not in accordance with the Archive Act 1995 have been transferred to an archive store.

Chapter 14. Transitional duty

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Article 78

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  • 1 By way of derogation from Article 7 Our Minister, for the first time, appoints the Members of the Chamber ex officio, after hearing the central general employers 'organizations generally recognized and the generally recognised central general workers' organisations, which are generally recognized. A hearing before the entry into force of this Law shall be regarded as having been heard in the sense of the first sentence.

  • 2 The members of the Central Council and the members of the Regional Councils shall be appointed within one year of the entry into force of this Act. For as long as the members have not been appointed, provisions of this law which extend to the advice or involvement of the Central Council or to a regional council to the extent that they are not applicable shall be considered as having no effect.


Article 79

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  • 2 If Article 2 , Article 69 Other Article 70 For the entry into force on 1 January of any year, the Chamber shall prepare the annual report for the previous year of the former organisation or organisations in question for 15 March of that year. The annual report shall be drawn up in accordance with the accounting rules applicable to the former organisation concerned.

  • 3 If Article 2 , Article 69 Other Article 70 is to enter into force at a time other than 1 January of any year, the Chamber shall, before 15 March of the year following that entry into force, draw up a report on the exercise of the duties and the policies pursued by the former organisation concerned. the period until the entry into force of the article concerned. The report shall be done as far as possible in accordance with the annual reporting requirements of that organisation.

  • 4 The second and third members shall apply mutatis mutandis to the financial statements or to the accounting and accountability of the financial management and the performance of the services provided by the former organisation in the period until the entry into force of the relevant Article. Account and justification shall be made as far as possible in accordance with the rules applicable to the annual accounts for that organisation.


Article 80

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By way of derogation from Article 26 of the Framework Law on independent administrative bodies the Court shall adopt as soon as possible the budget for the remainder of the year in which this Law enters into force and shall send it to our Minister as soon as possible. To the budget at the foot of Article 29 (1) of the Framework Law on independent administrative bodies Our Minister has approved it, the Chamber is entitled to do expenditure up to a maximum amount fixed by our Minister.


Article 81

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By way of derogation from Article 41, first paragraph, of the Commercial Registry Act 2007 finds the first time that the Chamber is subject, pursuant to that Article, to a review by an auditor within three years of the entry into force of this Law, less than the period between the last audit audit period. which have allowed the rooms to run and the time of withdrawal of the Law on Chambers of Commerce and Plants 1997 .


Article 82

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After the entry into force of this Law, the Designation scheme of establishment in the EU 2007 On Article 30, second paragraph -From this law.


Article 83

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Rules governing the effects of the entry into force of this law may be laid down by ministerial arrangement in so far as a satisfactory transition to the Chamber is progressing. Those rules shall apply until 31 December of the calendar year following the year in which they entered into force.

Chapter 15. Final provisions

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Article 84

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The Law on Chambers of Commerce and Plants 1997 shall be withdrawn.


Article 85

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This Act shall enter into force on a date to be determined by Royal Decree which may be made different for the different chapters, articles or parts of such chapters.


Article 86

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This law is cited as: Law of the Chamber of Commerce.

Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and public servants who so far as to do so will keep their hands on the precise execution.

Entry

Wassenaar, 25 November 2013

William-Alexander

The Minister for Economic Affairs,

H.G.J. Kamp

EC ministers for the Wons and Rijksdienst,

S.A. Block

Issued on the tenth of December 2013

The Minister for Security and Justice,

I. W. Opstelten