7th July, 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.
Italy opens up once again to Canadians visitors
The opening of the European Union’s borders, and therefore of Italy, now allows Canadians to travel to the continent for their vacations. However, Canadian travelers who fly to Europe must observe, upon return, a mandatory quarantine of 14 days. The Canadian government has renewed the moratorium which prohibits entry into the country of any person who is not a Canadian citizen or resident until July 31st. Click here.
Tourism: a badge for COVID-free hotels in Italy
The Italian government is currently evaluating the use of a sticker certifying tourist accommodations that comply with safety and COVID-19 prevention standards. This new sticker or badge which would first be tested in hotels in Rome, should help support the recovery of the tourism industry and limit the spread of the coronavirus. Click here (in Italian).
REMINDER! Souper Gourmand chez soi
This evening, at 6 p.m., participate in our 3rd Souper Gourmand Chez Soi Webinar, an initiative of Wine and Travel Italy at Home, with the new chef of Restaurant Fiorellino and the sommelier Guénaël Revel as master of ceremonies. On the menu for the evening are three delicious recipes made with typical Tuscan products. We will also have the honour to hear a few words from Valentino Tesi, a renowned sommelier and an expert in Chianti Classico wines who held the title of “Chief Master of Chianti Classico” in 2019. Register for free here.
Webinar on Public Procurement
During a free webinar taking place on July 16th, several international experts will share insights and best practices related to government procurement in Canada and Europe, as part of the new measures of the Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement (CETA). You will also be able to learn more about opportunities and hear success stories from companies that have participated in past tenders. 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