The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is the Government organization in charge of supporting the internationalization of Italian companies. ITA provides information, support and advice on foreign markets and organizes promotional activities (trade fairs and exhibitions, business missions, seminars, workshops, etc.) in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, in line with the strategies set out by the Ministry of Economic Development. Through its Foreign Direct Investment Unit, ITA also facilitates the establishment and the development of foreign companies in Italy.
The Italian Trade Agency is headquartered in Rome and operates worldwide through a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian Embassies and Consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses.
The Dubai office is the Italian Trade Agency branch in charge of UAE, Oman and Pakistan, providing support to Italian and foreign companies with the aim to develop closer business relations. The Italian Trade Agency in Dubai offers a wide range of services, including identification of business partners, bilateral trade meetings, official participation in local fairs and exhibitions and trade delegation visits to Italy. In addition, a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) desk was recently opened in Dubai. This Desk is a permanent interface available to investors looking for concrete business opportunities in Italy.