Italian Ministry of Economic Development             Standing Committee                       on   International Trade Fac...
THE KEY OBJECTIVEFACILITATION of international trade: a goal for the Government; a necessary service for companies.Gov....
FACILITATIONmeansCOST REDUCTION – Hidden Costs of International Transactions, HCITENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS Less Bureauc...
Italian SMEsrequire guidance about matters such as:  information on foreign markets  how to select their targets  inter...
Italian SMEs – converging goals        Help                                         Facilitate     companies              ...
International Trade Hub-Italia (ITH-Italia)is an innovative and technologically advanced tool to allow companies tocompete...
The International Trade Hub-Italia (ITH-Italia) is the ultimatetool to facilitate trade and internationalization and thuse...
Operational structure of ITH-Italy                                   Marketing &             ITH-Italia services          ...
Where we stand Contract with the IT Service Provider already signed Agreements, either already signed, forthcoming or pl...
Some background information (1)• February 2008 - 1st International Conference on Trade Facilitation• April2009, 14th UN/CE...
Some background information (2)     Standing Committee on Trade Facilitation StrategyMission• to disseminate procedures an...
Some background information (3)   Standing Committee on Trade Facilitation StrategyWorking Groups• Issues and needs affect...
ITH PROJECT TEAMDepartment for Internationalization and PromotionProject Team – ITH Italia-Claudio C. Padua (Project coord...
Thankyou for your attentionpa.cucino@ice.it                              14
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  1. 1. Italian Ministry of Economic Development Standing Committee on International Trade Facilitation Strategy and theInternational Trade Hub – Italy (ITH-Italia)“Just one click to do business in the global market” Lunch & Learn September 18, 2012 Pier Alberto Cucino 20th UNCEFACT Forum – TU / Vienna 1
  2. 2. THE KEY OBJECTIVEFACILITATION of international trade: a goal for the Government; a necessary service for companies.Gov.t Act on Simplification (27 January 2012) Cut down on bureaucracy Abolish unnecessary rules Speed up procedures Leverage IT to promote economic growth, “digital agenda” 2
  3. 3. FACILITATIONmeansCOST REDUCTION – Hidden Costs of International Transactions, HCITENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS Less Bureaucracy Greater efficiencyFDI ATTRACTIONLESS DELOCALIZATION and those who stand to benefit the most are ... 3
  4. 4. Italian SMEsrequire guidance about matters such as: information on foreign markets how to select their targets international distribution channels requirements, constraints, tariffs, duties local legislation how to obtain the relevant information 4
  5. 5. Italian SMEs – converging goals Help Facilitate companies trade-related with their operations export plans International Trade Hub-ItalyProviding Italy with a tool to help SMEs in the process of internationalization: JUST ONE CLICK! 5
  6. 6. International Trade Hub-Italia (ITH-Italia)is an innovative and technologically advanced tool to allow companies tocompete and succeed in the globalized economy. An International Trade Hub is more than a “one-stop shop” or “single window”, as it integrates all the processes related to “By the end of this decade, import-export activities and all the major IT HUBs will be interconnected” internationalization. (UN/CEFACT) 6
  7. 7. The International Trade Hub-Italia (ITH-Italia) is the ultimatetool to facilitate trade and internationalization and thusenhance SME competitiveness. All hardcopy documents processed during the various stages of the trade process are converted to electronic format: from e-marketing to e-customs clearance through e-logistics, e- payment and e-licensing/ certification. TDR All documents and data are storedTrade Document Repository electronically with legal validity 7
  8. 8. Operational structure of ITH-Italy Marketing & ITH-Italia services Promotion Public e-marketing Offices e-licensing e-logistics Financial e-customs Institutions clearance Business Community e-foreign exchange payments Logistics Providers Customs TDR Trade Document Payments/ Repository ForEx 8
  9. 9. Where we stand Contract with the IT Service Provider already signed Agreements, either already signed, forthcoming or planned, with public and private institutions involved  Ministry of Economic Development  ICE, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency  ABI, the Italian Banking Association  Invitalia, foreign direct investment attraction  SACE, export credit insurance  SIMEST, support to Italian investments abroad  Italian Customs Agency and others. Start-up of the system planned soon, 2013 2012 9
  10. 10. Some background information (1)• February 2008 - 1st International Conference on Trade Facilitation• April2009, 14th UN/CEFACT Forum in Rome• April 2009 - 2nd International Conference on Trade Facilitation (during the Rome Forum)• December 2009 – the Standing Committee on Trade Facilitation Strategy is set up within the Ministry of Economic Development• February 2011 – 3rd International Conference on Trade Facilitation• February 2011 - Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Banking Association, to which other public Institutions such as ICE and INVITALIA are parties• Establishment of the Executive Committee and launch of the ITH-Italia Project.NEW Conference (4th) will be organized in November 2012 10
  11. 11. Some background information (2) Standing Committee on Trade Facilitation StrategyMission• to disseminate procedures and operational tools developed within international organizations – UNECE, EU, WTO, etc. – in connection with Trade Facilitation• to analyze problems and issues confronting enterprises• to contribute to national and international initiatives addressing these issues Its actions are based on UN/CEFACT Recommendations (and ISO standards) on international best practices and standards. 11
  12. 12. Some background information (3) Standing Committee on Trade Facilitation StrategyWorking Groups• Issues and needs affecting economic operators• Financial services• InteroperabilityWorkflowTrade• Aid for• Identification of critical points, bottlenecks, problems and issues• Analysis of costs and consequences• Proposal of solutions, bearing in mind UN/CEFACT Recommendations and Standards• Best Practices – Analysis and Mapping - Digitalization 12
  13. 13. ITH PROJECT TEAMDepartment for Internationalization and PromotionProject Team – ITH Italia-Claudio C. Padua (Project coordinator), claudio.padua@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Graziano Severini (Project collaborator), graziano.severini@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Riccardo Scarpulla (Institutional Relations), riccardo.scarpulla@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Elena Toselli (Studies and Analysis), elena.toselli@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Bruno Ferrari (IT Consultant), bruno.ferrari@ritspa.it-Stefano Ortolani (IT Assistant) stefano.ortolani@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Daniela Ricci (Secretray), daniela.ricci@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it-Website: http://www.mincomes.it/semproitalia/tavolo_strategico/tavolo_index.htm 13
  14. 14. Thankyou for your attentionpa.cucino@ice.it 14

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