Foreign investors seeking to explore some of the most attractive Italian economic sectors can take into consideration agriculture, as it is currently one of the best performing industries in the country. Northern Italy is currently one of best areas where various types of crops can be cultivated, however opening an Italian agricultural company does not necessarily mean one must only grow cereals, vegetables of fruit. Enterprisers can also set up agricultural business in the fishing or forestry sectors in Italy.
Our company incorporation consultants in Italy can help those interested in registering a business in agriculture in this country.
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Legislation related to starting a company in agriculture in Italy
Apart from having its own agricultural laws, Italy is also part of many international organizations, among which the World Trade Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Animal Health Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention. As a member of these organization, Italy ensures that agricultural companies have access to international markets when it comes to selling their products.
Setting up an agricultural business in Italy
Those who want to register an Italian agricultural company must comply with the provisions of the Commercial Law if they want to register a legal entity, but also the provisions of the Civil Code which specifically provides for these types of companies. This type of entity must contain the word agricultural (agricolo, in Italian) in its trading name. Small farmers can form associations and cooperatives in Italy.
Our Italian company formation advisors can assist with the preparation of the documents related to starting a business in agriculture.
Why open a company in agriculture in Italy?
First of all, it should be mentioned that agricultural activities benefit from a special taxation regime, according to the Civil Code. Also, during the last few years, agriculture has contributed significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, the best example being 2016 when Italian agricultural companies have brought 31,6 billion euros to the economy.
For assistance in starting a company in the agricultural sector, do not hesitate to contact our company registration agents in Italy.