Subnational Doing Business: Starting a Business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Getting Electricity, Registering Property, Getting Credit, Protecting Minority Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Enforcing Contracts, Resolving Insolvency
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Excessive bureaucracy at any time is a burden on companies, and in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis it is an additional hurdle that jeopardizes the ability of SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) to survive. A recent study, conducted in Italy before the crisis, highlights specific opportunities to cut red tape by replicating good practices already implemented locally. Local good practices present the advantage of not requiring major legislative overhaul to be adopted nationally, and they have already been successfully tested within the country. Doing Business in Italy measures how red tape affects SMEs in five areas , by looking at how easy or difficult it is for entrepreneurs to start a business, get construction permits, connect to the electricity grid, transfer land, and resolve commercial disputes through the courts in 13 cities.