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Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Bilateral chamber of commerce in Israel:

Chairman : Mr. Roni Benatoff
Secretary General: Ms. Clelia Di Consiglio
E-mail: clelia@italia-israel.com 
Address: 25, HaMered St., Tel-Aviv 61500
Fax: +972-3-5164306
E-Mail: info@italia-israel.com
Website: www.italia-israel.com

Sister Bilateral chamber of commerce in the member state:
Italy-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Embassy in Israel:

Ambassador: H.E. Luigi Mattiolo
Address: 25 Hamered St., Tel Aviv 68125
Tel.: +972-3-5104004
Fax: +972-3-5100235
Commercial Office: sportellounico.telaviv@esteri.it
E-Mail: amb.telaviv@cert.esteri.it

Israeli Embassy in the member state:

Ambassador: H.E. Ghideon Meir
Address: Via Michele Mercati 14, Rome, Italy
Tel.: + 39-06-36198500
Fax: + 39-06-36198555

EU membership year: 1957
Capital City: Rome
Total Area: 301,338 sq km
Population: 60,418,711
Currency: Euro

The country’s main economic sectors are tourism, fashion, engineering, chemicals, motor vehicles and food. Italy's northern regions are per capita amongst the richest in Europe. After one of the deepest recessions in the OECD area, Italy’s economy has begun a moderate recovery which will strengthen somewhat over the next two years. Investment and exports lead the upturn in demand. Unemployment may be near its peak, but as use of the Cassa Integrazione wage support schemes unwinds it may not fall very fast. Household income growth will remain sluggish and depend on a recovery in self-employment income, which dropped severely during the downturn. Consumer price inflation has picked up during the year but will remain subdued through 2012. These projections assume that sufficient measures are introduced to meet the government’s target for the underlying deficit over the next two years, though weaker growth than in the official projections may prevent the actual deficit falling below 3% of GDP. It will be a challenge to hold the line on these measures, though the benefit of past action has been seen in the relative stability of the interest rate on Italian government debt. To ensure credibility, structural budget measures need to be put in place. In addition, supply-side reforms should be promoted to improve the long-term potential of the Italian economy.

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