National Institute for foreign trade - ICE
Offers information on the government
and current affairs in Italy.
The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (I.C.E., Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero) is the Italian government agency entrusted with the promotion of trade, business opportunities and industrial co-operation between Italian and foreign companies. It supports the internationalisation of Italian firms and their consolidation in foreign markets.
The acquisition of information about the Italian market and business opportunities is the first step foreign companies must take in order to select areas and forms of intervention in Italy. The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, with its network of 117 offices in 87 countries around the world, can provide information and assistance to all those foreign companies that wish to develop business with their Italian counterpart.
In particular the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade provides:
- the Italian economic outlook (an overview of the fundamentals of the Italian economy), information on Italian foreign trade and national trade policies.
- Another very important task which the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade aims to achieve is to provide the most up-to-date information on Italian laws and regulations to attract foreign investments and give assistance to foreign investors.
- Another way to get in touch with Italian partners is to consult the specialized website dedicated to the major sectors of Italian production. The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade is therefore working on an official directory of Italian companies, which is accessible both by sector and geographical market of interest.
The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade gathers offers and requests coming from foreign companies interested in developing business with Italian partners. All submitted requests and offers are stored in a database that can be accessed by sector and market enabling Italian companies to consider the various proposals.
Foreign companies can also find details of trade fairs and exhibitions held in Italy throughout the year.
of Foreign Affairs
Provides information on Foreign and
The offical Italian Government
on the country