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Message from the ICCC: Italy’s new recovery plan and Quebec restaurants can open up

9th June, 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.

Complete reopening: Italy’s signal to the world

Driven by increasingly pressing economic demands, Italy has given the green light to free movement between regions and has opened its borders to European tourism. Discussions are underway for the total reopening of airports, which currently only accept certain flights from Europe. There is also the gradual increasing of the number of trains in circulation. During this 3rd phase, Italians must wear masks in public, body temperature checks are performed on all forms of public transport and people must quarantine themselves as soon as they experience any symptoms of the virus such as difficulty breathing. Large gatherings of people are still prohibited at this time as well. For more information, click here.

Quebec eases restrictions on restaurants

Restaurants are being allowed to reopen in Greater Montreal, the Joliette region and the city of L’Épiphanie on June 22 — and on June 15 in the rest of the province — the Quebec government announced Monday. Bars will remain closed for now unless they also serve food. Click here.

Italy’s government unveils its recovery plan

Yesterday, a task force led by businessman Vittorio Colao unveiled its plan regarding the strategies the Italian government should take to get the economy back on track. This working group of renowned experts who were mandated by the Italian Prime Minister to draw up a recovery plan have identified six priority areas of intervention which should be subject to targeted projects each with different funding methods. These areas of intervention include; companies and work; infrastructure and environment; tourism, art and culture; public administration; education and research, and citizens and families. This plan was developed with three objectives for all the sectors mentioned, digitalization and innovation, decarbonization of the economy, and gender equity and inclusion. For more information, click here (article in Italian).

An antiviral coating which can protect against COVID-19 has been discovered in Italy

A team of researchers from the Polytechnic of Turin has discovered a multi-surface coating with antibacterial, antifungal and above all antiviral properties which can destroy the COVID-19 virus. A patent has already been purchased by an industrial filter company and will be on the market shortly. For more information, click here (article in Italian).

RCGT Webinar: La transformation numérique pour mieux rebondir

During this webinar which will take place on June 10th, RCGT experts will present strategies on how businesses can continue their activities and generate new revenues through the integration of technologies that serve both their customers and improve and automate their operations. 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 |