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The Complexities of Importing into Italy

Italy is a leading nation in manufacturing and is Europe’s third-largest exporter of flexible manufacturing technologies, including robotics. While many Italian companies are family-run SMEs, some believe this provides a competitive advantage over the giants situated elsewhere. Others do agree that its positive attitude toward digitalization and solid industrial base means it cannot be overlooked, but they question whether this is enough to match others in the region. This concern is mainly due to weaknesses in its infrastructure and the education system. But, while more investment may be required, the nation still poses a reliable investment opportunity for those in the Tech and Medical fields. Importing into Italy does come with some challenges. Despite being a member of the EU, Italian customs has its own unique set of criteria and list of compliance requirements that must be met for good to be cleared successfully.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Italy

TecEx has successfully facilitated hundreds of shipments of high-value and often sensitive Tech equipment into Italy. Our professional IOR service lets you enjoy risk-free shipping as we take on all responsibility for the goods. By handling all compliance on your behalf, we save you time for research and development efforts. Our team of professionals offers you complete confidence, conducting strict pre-shipping checks to ensure your goods are cleared the first time. We have the answers to all your Italian shipping questions, offering you sleep-easy DDP shipping.

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