The following requirements apply to travelling salespersons who accept orders for goods either as travelling employees or self-employed persons, as per the Federal Act on Travelling Salespersons of 4 October 1930:
- resellers and traders require a green card, or
- so-called "travelling retail salespersons" who only sell to end consumers require a red card.
Itinerant traders require a license according to the Act on the Commercial Police of 7 May 1922. This applies, for example, to
- peddlers and door-to-door salespersons
- itinerant craftspersons
- sales of goods from a vehicle
- time-limited sales from non-permanent premises
- sites used for performances, such as circuses or those used by street musicians
- vending machines for goods and newspapers outside of business premises, and
- licenses for tropical and subtropical fruits.
Licenses and further information can be obtained from the Administrative Police.