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Message from the ICCC: Reopening of Italy’s borders

26th May, 2020

Dear Members and Partners,

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the state of the global economy and of trade between Canada and the world. The ICCC is here to help you get through this difficult period, by supporting you and your international business strategies.

Reopening of Italy’s borders

As of June 3, the country, whose economy is very dependent on tourism, will lift the mandatory quarantine period for foreign visitors, thereby reopening its borders to European tourists, in order to revive this key sector as quickly as possible. It will also be possible for Italians to travel freely throughout the country. In addition, the government has lifted the ban on the movement of goods and trucking which will now once again be possible between regions.

Since May 4th, Italians have been in “phase 2” of deconfinement and have been given some freedoms thanks to a first partial lifting of restrictions. Factories, construction, shops, cafes and restaurants were allowed to reopen. So far, almost 75% of businesses have resumed operations.

Cargo transport solutions from Italy to Canada

As Italy and Europe prepare to reopen their borders, it’s important to reserve your custom cargo solutions today, like the ones offered by Agility. This logistics company has set up a complete door-to-door solution, and has adapted to customer needs for Italy-Canada trips. Click here for more information.

TONIGHT: Souper Gourmand italien @ home

Join tonight, at 6pm, Graziella Battista, chef and owner of restaurant Graziella, for our first culinary webinar: Souper Gourmand Italien chez soi, a unique initiative of Wine and Travel Italy @ Home. Graziella will be on hand to prepare one of her authentic Italian dishes, live! RSVP before noon, today 26th of May. Click here. (Link and password will be sent after registration only.)


Members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada are invited to the annual general meeting, which will take place on Wednesday June 3 at 6:00 p.m. via video conference. Members must register by email to Connie Russo (, they will receive the link to the video conference and password to access the meeting. For more information, click here.

Our team remains dedicated to answer all your questions and to assist you.

We invite you to visit our website and social media platforms frequently for the latest updates.

Thank you for your continued trust and stay safe.

The ICCC Team |