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Set Up a Company in the FMCG Sector in Italy

Updated on Friday 31st January 2020

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Set-up-a-company-in-the-FMCG-sector-in-Italy.jpgThe fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry is one of the most important economic sector in every country in the world as it covers the needs of the population. In Italy, the FMCG sector is one of the leading industries since the Made in Italy brand was enabled by the government. Many of the products manufactured under the Made in Italy logo are destined for export which is why starting a company in the FMCG industry in combination with this brand could ensure the success of any business.

Our company formation consultants in Italy can assist foreign investors interested in starting a company in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.

What types of businesses can one open in the Italian FMCG sector?

The fast-moving consumer goods sector is made up of several categories of products, each with very good prospects on the Italian market. Foreign and local entrepreneurs can register sole proprietorships or large companies with the purpose of selling FMCG products. Among the best sold FMCG products in Italy are:

  • -          agricultural goods;
  • -          seafood;
  • -          tobacco products;
  • -          cosmetics and toiletries;
  • -          beverages;
  • -          detergents;
  • -          electronics with a short life span.

No matter the type of business one decides to open, the Italian company formation procedure is the same. Our company incorporation agents in Italy can guide you through the registration process of a FMCG business with the Trade Registrar.

Licenses related to the FMCG sector in Italy

An Italian company can sell FMCG products at a national or international level. This is why it will need certain licenses, such as import license if the goods are brought from outside the country, but also export licenses if the FMCG products are exported. Certain goods require special licenses and must comply with various labeling requirements. Also, the premises where the goods are stored are subject to certain verifications from the authorities.

No matter the type of business one intends to set up in the FMCG sector in Italy, a notification submitted with the local authorities is required.

VAT registration in Italy will be required for these companies.

Foreign investors interested in starting a FMCG business in Italy can contact our company formation advisors. We can assist with the company registration process in Italy.


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