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Ice locale


Ice locale


ICE gives Italian companies,  and especially SMEs, support and instruments for internationalisation, helping them positioning in foreign markets.
The Institute's activities are focused on information, promotion, multilateral co-operation and training. 

  • INFORMATION Through the SINCE (Italian Information System for Foreign Trade), ICE provides instruments of analysis to Italian SMEs and institutional users to support companies with their decision-making process. This information service is provided in different ways and in various degrees of detail: statistical data, information on the economy and specific sectors, customs, fiscal, financial and currency regulations or even ad hoc market researches are available. In addition to these services, there is a constantly updated collection of over 600 publications dealing with economic trends, country profiles, investment reports, country-risk analysis, monographic research and sectorial publications.
  • PROMOTION Through international fairs, missions of exporters, exhibitions, congresses, communications and other initiatives in the Public Promotional Programme, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade increases business opportunities and supports companies in their entrance into different markets, improves the image of the 'Made in Italy' brand and promotes industrial co-operation and foreign investments in Italy. 
  • MULTILATERAL CO-OPERATION The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade assists Italian companies in activities of international co-operation in order to facilitate access to financing by international organizations and to encourage joint-venture opportunities and industrial and technological partnerships with foreign companies. ICE also promotes industrial co-operation through workshops and bilateral meetings, financial and operative advice and specific seminars for companies operating in the services sector. 
  • TRAINING SERVICES Training in the export sector is fundamental to maintain the competitiveness of products in the world markets. ICE activities are based on the following pillars: research, innovation, communication and quality control of training processes, agreements and programmes with Italian Regions and local government for the training of foreigners, students and firms.