AGI – The ecological transition cannot be completed in a few years, otherwise it would be “a shock”: is the warning issued by the Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, speaking at a conference in Ischia on “Export and made in Italy”. “There is someone in Europe who thinks that the ecological transition can be completed in 2 years”, observed the head of the Farnesina, “the ecological transition will work if our companies, our production systems, but also professionals, have the time to adapt to the transformation. Otherwise it will not be a transition, it will be a shock “.
Incentives for transition
“Yes, we will produce a drop in emissions – continues Di Maio – but what it would also correspond to a loss of employment, to the closure of companies. And we cannot afford this, especially in Southern Italy where the ecological transition is, especially in this phase, needs adequate incentives for the digital transition, for the transfer of know-how to companies that must have time to adapt. “. “We are not asking to block this process of the European Green deal – the minister then specifies – we are only asking for a time that allows us to face the next times with force. that we never, never put aside at the worst times. However, they must give us time, and I say this because I want to send a message to all those who are operators in this sector who are worried “.
Tax exemption of profits for companies that export
Di Maio then said he was in favor of the proposal that emerged at the conference in “tax exemption for the profits of exporting companies”. “This would allow companies to increase the propensity to internationalize and at the same time allow us to reward those companies that succeed”, he underlined.
“Exports are confirmed as the driving force of the Italian economy”, added Di Maio, “there are encouraging numbers. In 2020, despite the contraction in trade, Italy’s exports did better than that of other countries, including which the United States, France, the United Kingdom “. “Our numbers started growing again in the second half of 2020 and 2021 is seeing a clear strengthening of this trend. Even taking into account the slight, physiological decline in the month of May, compared to the previous month, which I remember had recorded a A record value in international trade, everyone can see the recovery in Italian exports, which in the first 5 months of 2021 recorded a growth of more than 23.9% compared to a year ago “.