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Doing business in Malta

The Economic and Commercial office of the Embassy of Italy in Malta is competent for the economic and commercial relations with Malta. Within the framework of the economic and commercial relations, it provides the following services:


  • Economic Relations between Italy and Malta
  • Economic data on Italy and Malta
  • A Frame of Reference for Company Law
  • Major maltese Trade fairs
  • International Tenders


  • Informative assistance and support to enterprises interested in operating in Malta
  • Delegations of Italian entrepreneurs in Malta/Chambers of Commerce/Regions
  • Facilitation in the resolution of commercial disputes
  • Trade information
  • Support for promotional events by Italian Companies / Italian Institutions in Malta
  • Coordinating relations between Italian and Maltese Institutions / Chambers of Commerce


  • Events presenting Made in Italy products


I) Malta Entreprise

Malta Enterprise (www.maltaenterprise.comis government’s exclusive agency focused on attracting inward investment and supporting enterprise in Malta.  Its role is to act as a single point of contact for all enterprise support in Malta and to provide cohesion to government policies and efforts relating to enterprise in this country.

Malta Enterprise provides a comprehensive package of assistance and advisory services to international companies and investors considering operations in Malta. These include professional pre-investment advice and support, start-up assistance as well as a suite of post investment services and aftercare facilities.

Malta Enterprise is dedicated to finding solutions to the particular business needs of international companies and does so by delivering a range of tailor-made services which include professional pre-investment advice and support, start-up assistance as well as a suite of post-investment services and aftercare facilities.

Malta Enterprise is enabled by the Malta Enterprise Act (ME Act) to support the development of enterprise in Malta.  Malta Enterprise has developed a new set of incentives for the promotion and expansion of industry and the development of innovative enterprises. Malta Enterprise provides incentives for foreign direct investors and local enterprises demonstrating commitment towards growth and increase in value added and employment.
Enterprises engaged in manufacturing, ICT development activities, Call Centres, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, among others, may benefit from these incentives.

The incentives are subdivided into six (6) separate themes, namely:

Investment Aid: Companies engaged in specific activities can benefit from tax credits on capital investment and job creation.

SME Development: Grants targeting the creation and development of innovative start-ups, and the development of forward looking small and medium-sized enterprises.

R&D and Innovation: Various incentives will be offered to stimulate innovative enterprises to engage in research & development.

Access to Finance: Companies may be assisted through loan guarantees, soft loans, loan interest subsidies or royalty financing in the case of highly innovative projects.

Enterprise Support: Assistance to businesses to support them in developing their international competitiveness, improving their processes and networking with other businesses.

Employment and Training: These incentives are administered by the Employment & Training Corporation.  Enterprises are supported in recruiting new employees and training their staff.

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