Geographically close and culturally similar, Italy is an attractive market for Swiss exporters, and there are several ways to approach the Italian market and do business there. In practice, the market can be entered via the following channels:
- Direct supply, with or without a distribution network in Italy
- Fiscal representation for value added tax purposes in the case of sales to private individuals or via VAT deposits
- Branch office in the case of a fixed business premises or permanent establishment with the existence of salaried staff
- Italian subsidiary
Which channel is right for you?
In the Swiss Business Hub Italy's short guide, you will find an overview of the individual forms and what you need to bear in mind. The guide can be downloaded from the download area below.