Italy is well known for its large number of small family-run businesses. That makes Italy a market well attuned to the needs and business realities of small and medium enterprises. The organization reports that more than 90% of industrial companies employ fewer than 100 people, and nearly 90% of companies have fewer than 20 employees. This section is designed to help your company identify and assess its international trade opportunities in Italy.

Perhaps you're interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country's exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Italian companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in Italy. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided in this section will lead you to information that can support your entry into the Italian market.

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