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Economic cooperation


Economic cooperation

With a bilateral trade of over 6 billion euros a year, Italy is Slovenia’s second trading partner and the fourth investor in the country. In turn, Slovenia is among the top ten of our trade partners by per capita values, firmly in eighth place, just behind Switzerland and before other important partners such as China, India, and Brazil.

ITA - Italian Trade Agency

ITA is a public body aimed at developing, facilitating and promoting Italian economic and commercial relations with foreign countries. The worldwide network of ITA offices, which overseas constitute the Trade Promotion Sections of the Italian Embassies, provides Italian companies with direct and personalized assistance, thanks to the knowledge of the particularities and specificities of the markets, of the regulations, of the correct methods of approach, of relations with the most qualified commercial and industrial environments.

The ICE Office in Ljubljana hosts one of the 11 Desks dedicated to structural funds and the Balkans, as part of the initiative promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development and coordinated by the European Affairs Line, located at the Rome office, for monitoring, information and assistance on development programs, projects and calls for proposals published by the competent Slovenian administrations.

The Desk also provides services to Italian companies interested in receiving specific information on the eligibility of project proposals or on specific calls for proposals concerning activities subject to financing within the Structural Funds.

ICE website


For further
information of Slovenian economy, please look at the website Info Mercati Esteri.

For requesting assistance to the economic-commercial section, please click here.