What is the Italian Trade Register?
The Trade Register in Italy is known as the Register of Enterprises of Italy and it functions under the provisions of the Chamber of Commerce. This public institution deals with the company registration in Italy and also have an important task of keeping and providing information about all the companies incorporated in Italy. The Trade Register is also in charge for both facilitating the communication between legal entities and the public and supervising the legal functionality of the Italian companies.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce has a wide network, which consists in over one hundred offices, 19 regional unions, 13 regional overseas centers and 150 branches and the institution functions without relying on public funds.
The Italian Trade Register has an essential role in the process of company incorporation and also has the task of supporting companies in their development process, by providing transparency in commercial activities of the Italian companies. Moreover, the Trade Register facilitates the company's relation with other public authorities and it supervises the company's activity in order to comply with all the legal rules and regulation provided by the Italian law.
How can a company register with the Italian Trade Register?
Any type of company can be registered in Italy either by following the online procedure, either by going directly to the Italian Register of Enterprises and deposit the required documentation.
When choosing to incorporate a company by going to the Register of Enterprises, the founders must be aware that several documents and information are needed: an application form for registering, the articles of association, the company charters, a list of names and addresses of members and shareholders, the VAT number, tax identification number and a proof of registration with Social Security Administration and Accident Insurance Office.
For the online procedure, all the documents previously mentioned must be attached in electronically form, along with an application provided by the online platform. This online procedure is available via the portal belonging to the Chamber of Commerce, which is known as InfoCamere.
The incorporation procedure takes approximately one week, when all the documents and information provided are valid and accurate.
The company's founders must be aware that all changes regarding the company must be noticed to the Italian Trade Register, either by visiting an office of the Trade Register, either via e-mail.
How can I have access to the Trade Register in Italy?
In Italy, all the information about incorporated companies are available and permanently accessible to the public. By offering for free the company database, the Italian Trade Register allows and sustain the free communication between the legal entities and the public.
For accessing the Italian company database, any individual or legal person can search for details and information on the portal InfoCamere or go directly to one of the office belonging to the Chamber of Commerce. In order to obtain details or extracts of documents from any Italian company, anyone can search via online by using the available filters, such as company name, date of incorporation or other criteria. Moreover, the Italian Trade Register distributes the company database to all entrepreneurs and public administrators and inform them about the possibility to use the information provided.
Our specialists in company formation can provide further legal information about the Register of Enterprises of Italy and they can help you register any type of legal form in Italy.