The Italian Trade Agency-ICE is the Government agency that supports the globalization of Italian firms, under the strategies of the Ministry of Economic Development. ICE helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SME, their associations and partnerships. ICE sustains Italian firms in their internationalization processes and promotes worldwide the marketing of Italian goods and services, Italian investments, as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world. Besides, ICE is directly involved in attracting foreign investments from abroad.
ICE provides also information, support and consultancy to Italian companies on foreign markets, promoting and fostering export and cooperation in all areas – industry, agricultural and agri-food, services, etc. – with the target of increasing and make more effective their presence on international markets. ICE works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of the Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and other public and private entities.
ICE headquarters in Rome has a large network of offices around the world where they act as “Trade Promotion Sections” of the Italian Embassies or Consulates.