In order to limit the economic impact of the coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak on both businesses and the economically unemployed, several measures aimed at providing financial support have been adopted by the Belgian (federal and regional) governments. This memo provides for a summary of the fiscal and social security measures, as well as other support measures or financial incentives, which shall apply or could be made recourse to when a company is experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak, albeit limited to their core.

Recent developments concerning the length of the exclusive distributorship as criterion for the reasonable notice period under the Belgian Act of July 27, 1961 on the termination of exclusive distributorship agreements.