COUNTRIES

PARCEL TO ITALY

Italy is the 8th largest economy in the World and the 3rd largest Eurozone economy. The land of pizza, pasta, fashion and fast cars is also home to nearly 60,000 British Citizens.

The country has a unique economy with particular regions and cities specialising in one kind of industry or product. From the city of Bologna which specialises in the production of packaging machines. To the Adriatic city of Trieste, which supplies 40% of all of Germany’s energy requirements - Italy possesses a varied economy.

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TOP 20 CITIES IN ITALY WORLD OPTIONS CUSTOMERS SHIP TO

Every day, World Options customers utilise our state-of-the-art online courier portal to send parcels from the UK to Italy’s towns, cities and provinces.

Below is a list of some of cities in Italy, World Options customers ship to:

  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Turin
  • Palermo
  • Genoa
  • Bologna
  • Florence
  • Bari
  • Catania
  • Venice
  • Verona
  • Messina
  • Padua
  • Trieste
  • Taranto
  • Brescia
  • Parma
  • Prato
  • Modena

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

Italy is a member of the EU and European restrictions apply for goods being imported from other member states, while stricter controls are in place for those outside the EU.

Specific items prohibited from being imported depend on your origin and the carrier you choose, but will include:

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Ivory

TAX AND CUSTOMS

There is a Double Taxation Convention between the UK and Italy that was established on 31st December 1990 and took effect in 1991. This ensures that residents and corporations of either country do not pay twice the amount of tax that they owe. For further information about tax in Italy, visit the website of the Italian Revenue Agency - the Agenzia delle Entrate.

VAT in Italy is known as IVA and stands at 22%, although there is a lower 4% rate applied to the following goods:

  • basic food products
  • some social services
  • dailies, periodicals and books
  • some seeds and fertilisers

Customs and import duties do not apply to fellow members of the EU, thanks to the internal market and free movement of goods.

BREXIT

At the time of this guide being written, the UK is still part of the EU and the Brexit agreement is still being negotiated. Businesses looking to ship to Italy from the UK must keep abreast of all Brexit news to get the most up-to-date information about what shipping rules are applicable to them. The UK is set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, after which date there will be a transition period.

INTERNATIONAL COURIER SERVICES TO ITALY

UPS EXPRESS

  • UPS offers a next day guaranteed, time-definite service. With a money back guarantee included.

DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS

  • A next business day delivery before 12:00 noon, with a money back guarantee.

FEDEX INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY

  • Delivery in 1 to 2 business days to most German Cities. Money back guarantee offered.

TNT EXPRESS

  • Next day delivery, guaranteed by close of business.

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