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“Italy, like the rest of the world, is going through an unprecedented social, economic and health emergency, which has generated a level of uncertainty never experienced even in the international trade sector, with inevitable negative repercussions on the production system, on our exports and on the movement of people, capital, ideas, goods, services.

With the aim of relaunching the “Made in Italy” in the world at the current juncture, on the impulse of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, an inclusive path was launched for the first time, involving not only the members of the control room for international Italy, but all the trade associations, territories and bodies responsible for public support for internationalization (…)

The “Export Agreement”, which is signed today between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Minister of Economic Development, the Minister of Economy and Finance, the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, the Minister of University and Research, the Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digitization and the other members of the Control Room and representatives of the Italian business world (hereinafter “the Parties”) marks the start of a new working method, based on three principles:

  • Unitary institutional reference point, at the service of the Country System: the Pact confirms the existence and validity of a permanent and unified communication channel between the Parties. In compliance with the complementarity of internationalization competences, the Farnesina undertakes to maximize the overall external impact of the agreed strategies, inviting all Parties to collaborate with transparency, loyalty and effectiveness in improving standards, tools, organizational schemes and their implementation.
  • Coordination of actions and timely execution: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), through the coordination of the diplomatic-consular network, the direction and supervision exercised on ICE-Agency, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance , through the now consolidated coordination with SIMEST and SACE, as well as the collaboration with the Italian chamber system and the network of the Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad, shares with the Parties the strategic pillars of the country’s internationalization policy, quickly promoting the creation of actions and objectives, with mutual commitment to make their impact as effective and timely as possible.
  • Transparent monitoring and constant adaptation: MAECI undertakes to periodically share the evolution of policies, strategies, actions and programs. The Parties undertake to collaborate with each other in adapting the measures and objectives to any changed needs, also in consideration of the particularly fluid general scenario “.

Source: Patto per l’Export – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

The full version of the “Export Agreement” document in Italian is available below


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