State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0211) 61772 0
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Legal form

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is a corporate body under public law.

Authorized to represent

The Ministry is represented by its minister, Mona Neubaur.

VAT ID number in accordance with section 27a of the Value Added Tax Act:

DE 30 23 50 913

Editorial responsibility

Christian Dinnus (Head of Digital Business Unit),

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf


Thomas Döveling,


vE&K Werbeagentur GmbH & Co. KG
Herthastraße 7
45131 Essen


The Ministry has assembled the information on this website with great care and endeavours to ensure that it is up-to-date, correct and complete. Everything on it is intended for general information purposes and does not constitute a business, legal or other advisory service. The Ministry provides no guarantee, nor is it liable for any material or non-material damage caused by the use of this service, unless it can be proven that the damage was caused intentionally or by gross negligence.

The laws, regulations and decrees cited on this website have been carefully compiled, but make no claim to be up-to-date or complete. The legally binding version is the current version, which has been published in the relevant places of promulgation (in particular the Official Law and Ordinance Gazette of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia). This website contains references to a number of other online offerings. Much of what is on linked websites is designed by institutions and/or businesses over which the Ministry has no influence. The Ministry does not advocate such content. No liability is assumed for things offered by third parties. Should you find dubious or illegal content on the Ministry’s websites or those to which reference is made, we would be grateful if you could inform us accordingly.

We would also like to state that the Ministry’s entire website or parts thereof may be amended, supplemented or deleted without prior notice. Furthermore, it may be temporarily or permanently shut down without prior notice.

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