The 5th includes corporation documents in an EU language other than Italian.There is another public database associated with the Italian Business Register, this is the Economic Administrative Register (REA [Italian acronym]),which aims to integrate the information from the Italian Business Register with information of an economic, statistical and administrative nature.
Public bodies, associations and other organisations that are not required to register within the Italian Business Register are however bound to inform the REA when they are involved in an economic activity. The information and documents kept within the Italian Business Register are public and may be consulted and acquired by anyone via the Chamber of Commerce counters, via official distributors (see the section on Distributors)) or via the Internet through this site.
For a summarised description of the services for consulting the Italian Business Register and for the extraction of any official documents required (Company Information, Financial Statements, Protests, Certificates....) go to the section entitled Data Searches.
How to send communications to the Italian Business Register and the REA?
The Italian Business Register is a public register which, as already provided for within the Civil Code, has been fully implemented since 1996, by the Law in relation to the reorganisation of the Chambers of Commerce and with the subsequent Implementing Regulation.
The aforementioned Law established an Italian Business Register Office at each Chamber of Commerce, which has the following features: The Italian Business Register can be defined as the register of company details: it in fact contains information (incorporation, amendments, cessation of trading) for all companies with any legal status and within any sector of economic activity, with headquarters or local branches within the country, as well as any other subjects as required by law.
The Italian Business Register provides a complete picture of the legal position of each company and is a key archive for drawing up indicators of economic and business development in each area to which it belongs.The main function of the Italian Business Register is to ensure an organic system of legal disclosure for companies, ensuring the provision of timely information throughout the country.As well as being an economic information instrument, the Italian Business Register also serves as a legal disclosure instrument for any official documents registered therein.The legal disclosure of companies, conferred by registration within the Italian Business Register, is distinguished as follows: In addition to the above subjects, all legal documents are also registered within the Register.Small businesses are also noted within the Italian Business Register, such as for instance those that are involved in the production of goods and services, the transport of items, people, agriculture, and so on. The 3rd is aimed at the disclosure of company associations: companies or bodies that are engaged in management and coordination activities and those that are subject to the latter.The 4th is aimed instead at corporations: private organisations that are classified as "corporations".