The trade representation office of a foreign person is not a legal person. It may not carry out business activities on behalf of its own. Transactions, concluded through its agency, shall always be on behalf of the foreign person – principal. In case such transactions are concluded with local persons for the needs of the representation office, they shall be subject to the rules for transactions between local persons. Generally, its activities are effectively limited to marketing and providing support to the foreign entity.
An important application of the trade representative office is acquiring living permits in Bulgaria, which makes this kind of establishment very popular, particularly among the non-EU citizens.