Doing Business in Italy

EENI- School of International Business

Subject - Doing Business in Italy, Roma. The Italian Economy. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Italian Republic (the European Union)
  2. Doing Business in Roma and Milan
  3. The Italian Economy
  4. The Italian Foreign Trade
  5. Case Studies: Italian Companies
    1. Ferrero
    2. Benetton
    3. Fiat
  6. Access to the Italian market
  7. Business Plan for Italy

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Italy” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Italian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Italian market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Italy with the country of the student
  4. To know the Free trade agreements (FTA) of Italy as a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Italian market
The subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Italy” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional e-learning Masters: European Union, International Business

Recommendations for the Italian Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Italia French Italie Portuguese Italy

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Italy”: 2 ECTS
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Description of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Italy:

The Italian Republic (Europe)

  1. Borders of Italy: France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia
  2. Official Language: Italian
  3. Capital: Roma
  4. Area: 301,340 square kilometres
  5. Population: 61 millions of people
  6. Religion in Italy: Christianity. Roman Catholicism Romano is the main religion in Italy
  7. Italy belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)
  8. Government: Parliamentary Republic

The Italian Economy

  1. The Italian economy is the fourth largest in the European Union
  2. The largest sectors of the economy of the Italian Republic (60 million people) are fashion, mechanical construction, tourism (the fifth country in the world that receives more tourists), chemical export products, the automotive sector and food products
  3. The northern regions are among the richest in the European Union (EU)
  4. Milan is the financial and industrial centre of the Italian Republic, Milan is one of the world capitals of fashion
  5. Rome is the third most visited city in the European Union (EU)
  6. Turin is the centre of the Italian automotive industry

The Italian Foreign Trade

  1. Main Italian export products: engineering, textiles, industrial machines, vehicles, transport equipment, chemical products, foods, beverages, minerals...
  2. Top Italian export markets: Germany, France, the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom
  3. Top Italian import partners: Germany, France, the Netherlands, China, Belgium, Spain
  4. As a member of the European Union, Italy is the beneficiary of the Free trade agreements of the EU: South Korea, Tunisia, India, Lebanon, etc

International economic relations of Italy

Italy is a member of:

  1. European Union
  2. G8
  3. G20
  4. World Trade Organisation
  5. World Bank
  6. Central European Initiative
  7. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  8. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  9. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  10. Inter-American Development Bank (Non-borrowing country)
  11. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  12. Regional Cooperation Council
  13. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  14. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  15. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  16. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Also, Italy is an observer member of:

  1. Association of the Caribbean States (AEC)
  2. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Italy:

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

Central European Initiative (CEI)

European Union-Egypt Association Agreement

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)



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