From BRITAIN about ITALY

“Early in my career I was responsible for putting together the accounts for an Italian subsidiary. After a few weeks I was struggling to understand what some additional payments were for associated with obtaining licences and authorities. Following a meeting with senior staff I was made aware of the requirement to make certain payments to officials to facilitate the timely approvals required. After some months of covering this area it became clear that these additional payments were an integral part of doing business in Italy.”