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- The ITA, Chicago Office of Italy's ICE - Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane (Italian Trade Agency) under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade, is an Italian government agency with a worldwide network of over 117 offices in 86 countries, and employs 1,400 personnel. The Agency’s mandate is to promote trade, industrial and technological cooperation, to gather international economic and market information, and to disseminate economic information on Italy. This Web site is provided without charge as a convenience to visitors to be used for the purposes of information, education and communication. While the information and advice contained in this Web site have been prepared and compiled from sources believed to be reliable, the ITA makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information, material or recommendations. The ITA does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from this Web site, nor the quality of any products, information or other materials or services displayed, obtained or purchased by you as a result of your use of this Web site or any the ITA service, database, materials or system. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any information or materials shall be at your sole risk. The ITA reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to correct any error or omissions in any portion of this Web site or any ITA service, database, materials or system at any time, with or without notice to you.
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