Export Support: The second edition of the Voucher for internationalisation is on the way
Thanks to the refinancing of the Extraordinary Promotion Plan for Made in Italy, the Ministry of Economic Development allocates 26 million euros (including an ad hoc resource allocation for Pon Businesses & Competitiveness 2014-2020) in support of small and medium-sized enterprises that intend to make use of temporary export manager to pursue their best internationalisation strategy.
This initiative, alongside the Road show for internationalisation, is part of the broader objective of the Government to increase the knowledge and managerial capacities of SMEs to increase Italian companies in the world and to make them more competitive in the international scenario.
In particular, through the voucher, companies will be able to make profits of different kinds, depending on their needs.
In fact, compared to the previous edition, which saw the granting of 1790 vouchers to as many Pmi beneficiaries, the Ministerial Decree of 17 July 2017 ( see information sheet ) extends its operation also to PMIs formed under forms of partnerships and, in addition to confirming the previous voucher of Euro 10,000 for each Pmi (8,000 for those already benefiting from the previous call), provides for a voucher of Euro 15,000 (up to 30,000 to reach specific targets on export volumes) to support SMEs that intend to take advantage of a temporary export manager for at least 1 year.
The decree of July 17, 2017 also provides for a new selection of accredited companies to provide accompanying services to internationalization processes to the beneficiary SMEs of the voucher, replacing the list of 1 September 2015. Presentation of applications
Entities interested in being credited to the list of temporary export managers must submit a request in accordance with the terms of the Executive Decree of 18 September 2017 ( see information sheet ) starting from 10:00 am on 16 October 2017 and up to at 16:00 on 31st October 2017.
The SMEs wishing to request access to the vouchers will be able to start online application processing from November 21, 2017. The opening of the counter is scheduled for 10.00 am on 28 November 2017.