A delegation of eight Italian companies from the city of Padua (Padova) is visiting Tripoli from 21th to 24th of September, reports Libya Herald.
The trade mission is a joint initiative of the Italian Trade Commission, the Trade Section of the Embassy of Italy in Libya, and Padova Promex, the operational branch of Padova Chamber of Commerce.
The programme includes business-to-business meetings followed by visits to Libyan companies’ facilities.
The Italian companies are active in sectors such as technical materials for the industry of construction, professional equipment for hotels and restaurants, systems for power generation and transmission lines, food processing equipment and technical items for oil and gas industry.
They have said that they see great business potential in Libya, and will organise another two trade missions in the coming months.
Trade volumes between Italy and Libya grew dramatically in 2012 and nearly returned to pre-war levels, while mid-year figures show a further increase in 2013.
Italian exports to Libya, after a 300% growth in 2012 to 2,4 billion Euros, have already grown by another 17% until May 2013 and are projected to touch 2.7 billion Euros by year end, with Italy retaining its traditional position as the main supplier of the Libyan market.
(Source: Libya Herald)