Italy

National   E-commerce Association:  Consorzio Netcomm

In relation to the ongoing emergency related to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Consorzio Netcomm is constantly monitoring the situation to analyze its evolution and to be able to promptly provide useful information to all its members. The association has launched a dedicated webpage for information on the coronavirus.

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Government   sources:

The Italian government adopted measures to support the economy, such as:

  • financing and other measures to strengthen the national health system, civil protection and other public bodies involved in the emergency;
  • support to employment and workers for the protection of work and income;
  • credit support for families and micro, small and medium enterprises, through the banking system and the use of the central guarantee fund;
  • suspension of payment obligations for taxes and contributions as well as other tax obligations and tax incentives for the sanitation of workplaces and bonuses for employees who remain in service.

Please find more information about the adopted measures via the links below:

  • Cura Italia
  • Decree on suspension of payment of personal income taxes
  • Decree on suspension of payment of corporate taxes by businesses

Other news:

  • 19 May: Italy already announced it will reopen borders as of 3 June and Foreign Affairs Minister Di Maio now said that there should be no “blacklists” among European countries. Di Maio also said that bilateral agreements on tourist flows are against the EU’s spirit.
  • 18 May: Italy will reopen its borders to European tourists as of 3 June, without a 14-day quarantine being obliged. Prime Minister Conte acknowledged these measures might lead to a rise in the contagion curve, but accepts it as the economic and social situation requires it.
  • 15 May:  Italy will lift restrictions on inter-regional travel on 3 June, according to a draft decree.
  • 14 May:  Italy adopted a €55 billion COVID-19 economic package. The decree temporarily freezes corporate tax for all companies with an annual turnover below €250 million, and grants non-repayable aid of up to €40,000 to small businesses.
  • 27 April: Italy announced gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown. As of May 4, parks will reopen, attendance of funerals will be allowed and Italians can visit relatives living in the same region. Schools will stay closed until September.