Italy is one of one of the top world's exporters and ranks among the world's six largest economies.
Thanks to its geographical position it is a gateway to the whole Mediterranean and a crossway between North and South. It is a market with a population of about 60 million which appreciates British technologies and professional services, but also upper market consumer goods. An experienced local UKTI team can help you explore trade opportunities in various sectors.
Italian government policies are increasingly directed at the structural reform of the economy with the liberalisation of key sectors such as energy and telecommunications. There is growing interest in the concept of public-private partnership in the public services, which is providing new investment and co-operation opportunities for British companies.
What are the opportunities?
Italian consumers are sophisticated and demanding, particularly in terms of quality. Traditional, high quality British consumer goods often do very well and designer items or recognised fashion brands are also very popular. British technology, equipment, components and services have a good reputation, and innovative high-quality products are always of interest.
Key sectors include:
•Clothing, Footwear and Fashion
•Creative & Media
•Food & Drink
This Southern & Western European Markets guide (courtesy of UKTI & British Chambers of Commerce) provides an overview of the investment climate of selected countries in the region and some useful contacts for further information and advice. This publication is also availible in print, Please email emita stating your name, company, address, telephone and email address and we will send it in the post to you free of charge.
emita has CD-ROM Trade Guides on trading with Italy. The Italian Trade Guide is a comprehensive guide to trading with and investing in Italy. It is aimed at British business leaders who want to expand into the Italian market, and contains a large amount of useful and interesting information and contacts.
Please email emita stating your name, company, address, telephone and email address and we will send it in the post to you free of charge.
The information provided above is merely an overview; should you require further details you can obtain comprehensive international trade assistance from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). To find out more information about this country, visit the UKTI Italy web page.
If you're interested in attending an event relating to this country or the possibility of joining a trade mission, please visit the UKTI East Midlands website. If you would like to speak to a UKTI International Trade expert about doing business with this country, please call the UKTI East Midlands office on 01332 826394.