ICE – Italian Trade Agency
The Italian Trade Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalization of Italian companies in line with the strategies set out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, together with the Ministry of Economic Development.
ICE’s goal is to facilitate, develop and promote economic and commercial relationships abroad, with a specific focus on SMEs, and operates with the aim of internationalizing Italian companies and their services and goods in foreign markets.
Through the Rome Headquarters, the Milan Office and its worldwide network, the Agency offers information and assistance to companies and institutions, provides tutoring services to companies and young graduates and promotes collaborations in the industrial, agricultural, food, distribution and services sectors.
The Agency operates abroad in cooperation with Italian Embassies and Consulates, together with public and private entities and business organizations, thus ensuring coordinated support to companies in their internationalization strategies with a view to promoting the image of Italian products in the world and Italy as a foreign investment destination.
(Association of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad)
Assocamerestero is the Association representing the needs and the services offered by the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad (ICCA). Assocamerestero seeks collaborations and strategic alliances with the public and private sector – both Italian and international – in order to promote the knowledge and the use of the ICCA system.
The Association prepares the Business Opportunities Report, which explains the role of the Chambers as information providers on the business opportunities arising, sector by sector, in foreign countries. It also assists and coordinates the various helpdesks for the internationalization of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, in collaboration with Unioncamere.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, located in Beijing, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao are part of the Association.
(ICC One Stop Desk for the internationalization of enterprises)
The Chambers of Commerce – together with their special companies and their regional unions – have created WORLD-PASS, the One Stop Desk for the internationalization of enterprises that offers companies guidance and assistance services and specialized information on doing business abroad.
The One Stop Desks are spread throughout the country and boast highly specialized personnel that can offer assistance on specific issues, such as marketing, international contracts, customs activities and international transportation requirements. They also assist in finding partners abroad and provide information on possible financing and incentive opportunities.
Companies willing to work abroad face many issues and whoever wants to expand their business abroad needs constant update and information, as well as legal, fiscal, commercial and customs support.
Thanks to their pool of experts, the One Stop Desks can also give assistance to enterprises on more complex issues within 2 to 3 days of receiving the request.
ENIT – Italian Government Tourism Board
The Board is tasked with promoting inbound tourism in Italy, in particular by:
1. promoting Italy’s image as a tourist destination abroad and showcasing the various aspects of the tourist offer;
2. carrying out promotional strategies both at national and international level in support of companies for the commercialization of their tourist products abroad in coordination with other economic, cultural and environmental realities;
3. identifying, organizing, promoting and commercializing Italian tourist and cultural services;
4. promoting the Made in Italy in the tourism sector;
5. supporting the commercialization of traditional food and wine products in Italy and abroad;
6. using digital tools, technology platforms and internet – through “Italia.it” website – as well as any other communication tool.