The Italian Trade Register is actually known as the Register of Enterprises of Italy. The institution mainly deals with company registration in Italy and falls under the regulations of the Chamber of Commerce. Information about all companies in Italy is kept in a wide database and the Italian Trade Register is in charge with both facilitating the communication between legal entities and the public and supervising the legal functionality of the Italian companies. The Chamber of Commerce in Italy has over one hundred offices, 19 regional unions, 13 regional overseas centers and 150 branches, all functioning without relying on public money. The main role of the Trade Register in Italy is to develop the development of companies and provide transparency in commercial activities of the Italian companies. Besides, legal entities are facilitated the communication with the public authorities and they are supervised in order to meet the legal requirements of the Italian legislation.
Company registration in Italy is performed by presenting an application with the Register of Enterprises in Italy. Some documents and other details must be provided as well in order for the application to be valid. Therefore, 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 are necessary for company registration with the Italian Trade Register. It takes approximately one week for the procedure to be completed. However, company registration in Italy can also be done online, on the portal that belongs to the Chamber of Commerce and that is known as InfoCamere. All changes regarding the company must be announced to the Italian Trade Register, usually via e-mail.
The database of the Italian Trade Register is permanently accessible to the public. This way, the institution allows the free communication between the legal entities in Italy and the public. The database is distributed to all entrepreneurs, public administrators and private citizens at request. Anyone can make an inquiry on the portal InfoCamere or go personally to one of the offices of the Chamber of Commerce in order to obtain details or extracts of documents from the company. Searching can be conducted through filters such as company name, date of incorporation or other criteria.