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Italy's main and foremost export is undoubtedly an unmatched sense of style and design. And it is no coincidence. The art of making things beautifully and with care, has been passed down from generation to generation. One needs only to think of the brands like D&G, Armani or Ferrari to understand the power of superior quality, masterful design and originality of “Made in Italy” products on the international market.
Italy exports mostly machinery and equipment; metals and metal products; textiles and clothing; transport; food, beverages and tobacco. Italy's main export partners are Germany, France, the United States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Italy's top imports are crude petroleum, petroleum gas, cars, packaged medicaments and refined petroleum. Italy's top import partners are Germany, France, China, the Netherlands and Russia.
With regard to Italy's imports and exports, the country holds the ninth position in the top of the biggest exporters in Europe. Products made in Italy are famous around the world with the country's unique brands, such as Benetton, Valentino, Prada, Alfa Romeo, FIAT, Lamborghini and Maserati. Thanks to these high-quality products, Italy has created an important niche in the international marketplace, especially in the countries where premium and superior products are in high demand. Among the main imports in the country are minerals, transport and energy products, nonferrous minerals as well as food, textiles, clothing and beverages. Italy has a strong lack of minerals and metals, it is mandatory for the country to import them to manufacture a broad range of goods.
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Customs requirements of Italy
Italy Customs Contacts
Address: Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli - Via Mario Carucci, 71 - 00143 Roma
Telephone: +39 06 50241
Italy is an European country, situated in the Mediterranean Zone, bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The country is a member of the European Union, the UN, the WTO, the Group of 7 and the Union for the Mediterranean. Italy has the 3rd largest economy in the Eurozone and the 8th largest economy in the world.
Italy uses the harmonised trade system of the European Union, so that imports and exports follow the EC rules. Customs taxes are calculated ad valorem on the CIF value of the products, in conformity with the Common Customs Tariff of the EU.
Customs tariffs vary from 0-17%, the average tariff being 4.2%. Italy applies customs duties to all imported products, but some products such as food, apparel and textiles are subject to higher tarrifs.
Product certification, labelling and packaging
Certification, labelling and packaging follow the EU rules.
Plant and animal products require health certificates (veterinary and public health certificates). Products such as agricultural machinery, industrial machinery, sports equipment, medical appliances, electrical and electronic equipment, as well as toys must have the CE mark on them.
Labelling must follow the EU general requirements, but also the specific Italian rules, which include the presence on the label of:
- name of the product
- name and address of the manufacturer, packer, seller or importer in Italian
- country of origin
- ingredients in descending order of weight
- metric weight and volume
- additives by category name
- special storage conditions
- minimum shelf life date
In addition, labels in Italian are generally required. Products such as food, cosmetics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medicines, may require special marking and labelling.
Documents for import/export:
- commercial invoice
- custom value declaration
- bill of lading
- packing list
- certificate of insurance