Affiliation à la chambre des métiers (CDM)

Craft businesses have to comply with an additional step: membership of the Chambre des Métiers. The idea behind this compulsory membership is to give the Chambre des Métiers the legitimacy to be a privileged interlocutor of the political power when it comes to defending the interests of the handicraft businesses..

When a company is created, the CTIE[1] assigns a NACE[2] code. This code classifies all companies in the European Union according to their activities, so it represents the main activity of each company. In addition, it is a statistical code that allows survey/statistical institutes (e.g.: Statec) to establish statistics by field of activity


[1] Centre des Technologies de l’Information de l’Etat (State Information Technology Centre)

[2] Nomenclature statistique des Activités économiques dans la Communauté Européenne (Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community)

If you request our services for the creation of your company, our legal department will ask you for a number of documents necessary for the creation: in order to get the list of these documents to be submitted, please contact us.