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Wholesale commerce
Cash and Carry, wholesaler, warehouse store, department stores, ATECO 46

Wholesale commerce is performed by anyone who professionally acquires goods in their own name and for their own account and resells them to other wholesale or retail traders, or professional users, and large consumers.

Wholesale commerce may take the form of internal trade, import or export trade.



Verification of the requirements is the responsibility of the Chamber of Commerce I.A.A.

The practice of wholesale commerce is exclusively subject to compliance with the requirements of good standing:





The premises must possess the relevant intended use.


Surface areas intended for wholesale trade remain clearly separated from the surface areas designated for retail trade. The separation must take the form of physical separation.

The start of the activity is subject to a certified notification:


  1. either by submitting "COMUNICA" to the Register of Companies, for which reference should be made to the website portal of the Chambers of Commerce whose jurisdiction covers the territory;
  2. or by submitting to the single counter for productive activities operating in the area where the business activities are located, an option introduced by Table A annexed to Italian Legislative Decree dated November 25 2016, number 222:


In case 2) SUAP transmits the notification to the competent The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, and Artisanship - CCIAA:


Notification is prescribed by SECTION I - COMMERCE AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - POINT 1 - COMMERCE ON PRIVATE AREAS Activity numbers 1.7 and 1.8 - of table A annexed to Italian Legislative Decree dated November 25 2016, number 222.

The following is recommended before filling in any information:

  • consulting the Telematic compilation guide
  • selecting the appropriate procedure from the list on the right-hand side of this tab, in order to learn about the necessary forms and annexes to be completed.

Inspections are conducted by:


  1. the Register of Companies: it verifies the persistence of the requirements declared in the single SCIA documentation or the communication for the exercise of business activities.


  1. the public health Authorities in the case of food sales;
  2. the Fire Brigade.
Ultimo aggiornamento: 12/08/2022