Official Participants

Official Participants (States and International Intergovernmental Organizations that have received and accepted an official invitation from the Italian government to participate in Expo Milano 2015) can benefit from the exemptions/facilitations specifically provided for the event.


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Official and Unofficial Participants wishing to carry out customs operations in the EU territory must be identified by an EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) code.

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Exemptions and facilitations for Official Participants

The exemptions and facilitations foreseen vary according to the type of goods:

The goods to be sold at EXPO Milano 2015 shall be declared for import and the relevant duties (customs and VAT) paid. Official Participants planning to import such goods shall indicate the EORI code in the relevant customs declaration and have a VAT number (to be requested to the Revenue Agency or, when operational, directly at the Participants' Service Centre located near the Exhibition Site).

Goods intended for EXPO Milano 2015 shall benefit from simplifications/facilitations if:

  • the introduction of the goods and the customs formalities are completed directly at Italian customs offices (point of first entry);
  • the goods are presented at a customs office in another EU Member State and transferred under transit procedure to Italy to complete the subsequent formalities at an Italian customs office.

Thus, the goods may not benefit from simplifications/facilitations if the import operations are carried out in another EU Member State