General Classification of Licences

Licensing requirements vary according to the type of economic activity involved. The common types of licences and the authorising departments are as below:

Sector Economic activities License

Authorising department

Industry

(Manufacturing sector)

General manufacturing Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)
Food processing
Drug manufacturing Economic and Technological Development Bureau and

Health Bureau (DSEDT)

Trading Controlled commodities Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)
Wireless communications equipment Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT)
Tourism and

entertainment

Travel agencies Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)
Hotels
Saunas, massage parlours, health clubs,

Karaokes, bars

Billiard establishments, internet cafes, amusement game centres Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)
Civil engineering Infrastructure, renovation, maintenance project Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT)
Education Private education institutions (continuing learning), tutorial centres Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEJ)
Wholesale and

retail

Telecommunications equipment Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT)
Fresh or frozen meats, fishery catches and vegetables Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)
Food and

beverage

Luxury, Class 1 and Class 2 restaurants Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)
Drinking establishments and dining establishments Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)
Service industry

(Finance)

Credit institutions (including banks) Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM)
Other Financial institutions (including financial leasing company, payment service provider)
Insurance
Transportation Cargo transportation Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT)
Re-exportation
Medicine Medicine store, pharmacies, traditional Chinese medicine pharmacies Health Bureau (SS)
Medicine importation and exportation
Real estate Estate agent, broker,

condominium management service provider

Housing Bureau (IH)