Trading Across Borders in Italy

This topic looks at the procedural requirements for exporting and importing a standardized cargo of goods. Documents associated with every official procedure are counted—from the contractual agreement between the 2 parties to the delivery of goods—along with the time necessary for completion.

The information appearing on this page was collected as part of the Doing Business subnational project in Italy, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small to medium-sized domestic business in cities and regions.

Click on city name to see details:
Cagliari | Catania | Genoa | Gioia Tauro | Naples | Taranto | Trieste

Cagliari

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2150
Ports and terminal handling5320
Inland transportation and handling2350
Totals191040

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2150
Ports and terminal handling2750
Inland transportation and handling2350
Totals161470

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Catania

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2180
Ports and terminal handling5220
Inland transportation and handling2400
Totals191020

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2200
Ports and terminal handling2400
Inland transportation and handling2220
Totals161040

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Genoa

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control255
Ports and terminal handling3345
Inland transportation and handling3320
Totals18940

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control255
Ports and terminal handling2315
Inland transportation and handling3345
Totals17935

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Gioia Tauro

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2170
Ports and terminal handling6295
Inland transportation and handling2350
Totals201035

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2170
Ports and terminal handling2350
Inland transportation and handling3295
Totals171035

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Naples

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2130
Ports and terminal handling6250
Inland transportation and handling2400
Totals201000

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2170
Ports and terminal handling2670
Inland transportation and handling3230
Totals171290

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Taranto

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2160
Ports and terminal handling4295
Inland transportation and handling2350
Totals181025

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2165
Ports and terminal handling2350
Inland transportation and handling4295
Totals181030

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate

 

Trieste

Nature of Export ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2100
Ports and terminal handling4290
Inland transportation and handling2370
Totals18980

Nature of Import ProceduresDuration (days)US$ Cost
Documents preparation10220
Customs clearance and technical control2160
Ports and terminal handling2450
Inland transportation and handling3290
Totals171120

Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration

Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Technical standard certificate