On October 20 2015 – during the convention organised at Expo Milan 2015 by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Unioncamere-the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture, and BMTI – we presented our online regulated platform for the negotiation of agricultural and agri-food products, which is based on international trade practices, and open to the exchanges from all countries.
The platform’s functioning is based on the well-defined rules that govern the negotiations among small and medium enterprises, to trade in a clear and transparent framework. This allows to reduce international controversies, tackle counterfeiting, protect consumer and improve the competitiveness of enterprises.
During his speech, former Minister Maurizio Martina defined the platform as one of Expo’s legacies – being one of the most important projects that Italy presented and built on the experience of the Italian Online Commodity Exchange – and, for the success of the initiative, he invited both Italian and foreign countries’ institutions to cooperate through an international network that could really work making global the rules of trade.
Our participation at Expo Milan 2015 made possible A bridge for agrifood trade, a project that we carried out for the Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
The idea of a prototype of the International Online Market comes from our experience , with the aim of widening the benefits and the advantages of using a regulated online commodity exchange also outside European boarders, and facilitating agricultural and agri-food products demand and supply matching between European and non-European operators.