IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 11 Aug 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

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On August 11, 2012 the law Decree "Urgent measures for the growth of the country" entered into force.
The Decree enacts some measures aiming at fostering the development of infrastructure, construction and transportation industries. The Decree is the result of government discussions on economic growth and sustainability in Italy, and it was approved with the intention of giving a new stimulus to the Italian economy in a context of financial rigor.
The measure consists of 70 articles. Among those, a few measures appear that will hinder trade with foreign countries. Non-EU countries are the ones most likely to be hurt.
 
Measure on Biofuels:
Art. 34 contains some measures concerning biofuels regulation. It is reported that 30 days after the publication of the Decree, all imports of biofuels from non-EU countries are subject to the approval of the Ministry of Economic Development. All documentations must be submitted in Italian language. Documents drafted in any other language will not be accepted.
This measure is likely to harm non-EU countries insofar as bureaucratic ciompliance costs are increased and it is possible that the import is delayed or not allowed.
 
Measure on Call Center Activity:
As of August 12, 2012, all Call Centers employing less than 20 workers will be subject to some new regulation. Those who wish to relocate their activity outside of the Italian territory need to send a communication to the Ministry of Labor at least 120 days before relocation takes place. Information on the affected workers is also to be provided. Companies that relocate abroad are not entitled to any incentives and are obliged to communicate to their clients the base of their activity.
Such a measure is trade distortive insofar as only Italy-based Italian companies are entitled to economic incentives and the process of relocating abroad is made lengthier and costlier.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382410 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores
382430 Nonagglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with metallic binders
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
382460 Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905.44
382471 Containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
382474 Containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), whether or not containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
382478 Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
382490 Other
375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382450 Nonrefractory mortars and concretes

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