A trade license is a one which would be issued by the Government Authority to a company or an individual, that would specify that the person or the company is valid to conduct trade in the set geographical area where the Government jurisdiction is present and is in control of. The process of obtaining a Trade License is not a simple hence advise of a consultancy or lawyer is a must, as there would be multiple licensing involved along with registration and certification. The number of licensing that would come to play would vary with the field of the business and factors as such.
Even for Trade licensing in a single location, there are certain procedures to follow and there would be multiple licensing involved. The factors that would contribute to the licensing would be the physical address, number of employees in the company, the form of Ownership like sole proprietor or corporation. Government agencies can fine or close a business operating without the required business licenses.