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Sum of Measures 1—5 (Total Package)

Total Package in USD Million: 713,202.47
% of GDP (2019): 36.41%
% of Regional Total Package: N/A
Package Per Capita in USD: 11,801.90
Note: Measures 9 and 10 are added to the sum of Measures 1-5.
Measure Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Details Update Source
01 - Liquidity Support info_outline EUR2,000,000,000 USD2,212,389,381
01A - Short-term lending info_outline EUR2,000,000,000 USD2,212,389,381

No amount/estimate: June 9, beneficiary farms can submit applications for advance payments to receive an equal amount 70% of the value of the company's securities portfolio. The measure corresponds to the need to provide immediate liquidity to farms taking into account the emergency period resulting from Covid-19; (ii) August 13, EUR2 billion to support trade credit insurance for all companies so that they can secure their commercial exchanges. This will help them address their liquidity needs and continue their activities during and after the crisis. Trade credit insurance protects companies supplying goods and services against the risk of nonpayment by their clients. Given the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the risk of insurers not being willing to issue this insurance has become higher.

01B - Support policies for short-term lending info_outline

No amount/estimate: less significant banks and non-bank intermediaries are allowed to operate temporarily below the level of the Pillar 2 Guidance, the capital conservation buffer and the liquidity coverage ratio. Their deadline to submit their revised non-performing loan reduction plans is postponed to 30 June. Other reporting and inspection deadlines are delayed.

01C - Forex operations info_outline
02 - Credit creation info_outline EUR431,480,000,000 USD477,300,884,956
02A - Financial sector lending/funding info_outline
02B - Support policies for long-term lending info_outline

No amount/estimate: (i) May 20, 2020, to promote the use of credit claims as collateral and to incentivize lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, the Bank of Italy has extended the additional credit claim frameworks to include loans backed by COVID-19-related public sector guarantees; (ii) July 28, Banca d' Italia announced updates to its recommendations on the distribution of dividends and variable remuneration policies. Recommended less significant banks to not pay dividends for 2019 and 2020, to refrain from repurchasing shares with the aim of remunerating shareholders, and to reduce variable remuneration to preserve capital; (iii) July 30, Italian Institute for the Supervision of Insurance recommended companies to not distribute dividends, avoid the repurchase of ordinary shares, and refrain from paying variable pay until January 1, 2021 .

02C - Loan guarantees EUR431,480,000,000 USD477,300,884,956

(i) EUR10 billion state guarantee for new loans for medium-large firms (based in 500 million 1:20); (ii) EUR21.48 billion for the SMEs Guarantee Fund (based in 1.5 billion 1:14 aprox); (iii) April 9, EUR400 billion in guarantees including EUR200 billion from Treasury to shield banks from losses on 90% of loans to companies of all sizes, and EUR200 billion guarantees from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti CDP (Italy's state lender) and its export agency Sace; (iv) no amount/estimate: further guarantees for firms most affected by the virus. Facilitate guarantees for self-employed workers, freelancers and individual entrepreneurs; (v) No amount/estimate: 9 June, Adopted further measures to extend the Additional Credit Claims (ACC) scheme. The Bank of Italy introduced the possibility of granting guarantees to both consumer and mortgage loans offered to households. These measures will enter into force on June 17, 2020 .

03 - Direct long-term lending info_outline EUR450,000,000 USD497,787,611
03A - Long-term lending info_outline
03B - Forbearance EUR450,000,000 USD497,787,611

(i) EUR50 million allocation for one-year suspension in repayment of loans to Invitalia (national development agency owned by the Ministry of Economy) to support SMEs in the most affected municipalities; (ii) EUR400 million for households, moratorium on debt payments, including mortgages.

04 - Equity support info_outline EUR45,000,000,000 USD49,778,761,062

May 15, EUR45 billion in equity support for companies under the Relaunch Decree .

05 - Government support to income/revenue EUR115,805,000,000 USD128,102,876,106
05A - Health EUR11,450,000,000 USD12,665,929,204

(i) EUR3.2 billion for the national health service and to support civil protection; (ii) EUR3.25 billion for healthcare as part of the additional additional EUR55 billion rescue package announced on 13 May; (iii) May 15, EUR5 billion support to the health sector under the Relaunch Decree.

05B - Non-health EUR104,355,000,000 USD115,436,946,903

For individuals: (i) EUR5.0 billion to strengthen the wage supplementation scheme for furloughed employees; (ii) EUR400 million for one-year suspension in the repayment of real estate mortgages by workers having lost their job; (iii) EUR2.3 billion for one-off EUR 600 payment to the self-employed &seasonal workers; (iv) No amount/estimate: Allowance of EUR500 per month for up to 3 months for self-employed workers in the municipalities most affected; (v) EUR1.3 billion to strengthen childcare support; (iv) EUR30 million for EUR1000 childcare payment to employees in the healthcare and law enforcement sectors; (v) EUR5 million to raise by 12 days the paid leave for disabled workers and workers caring for a disabled relative; (vi) EUR130 million to extend sick leave to cover days spent in quarantine; (vii) EUR900 million for a EUR100 one-off bonus to workers who continued to work at their workplace. For companies: (i) EUR540 million for 60% tax credit on commercial rents; (ii) EUR50 million for incentives to firms to sanitise workplaces; (iii) EUR600 million for suspension of collection of tax collection files; (iv) No amount/estimate: Suspension for 2 months of tax and social security payments in the municipalities most affected; (v) EUR10 billion for suspension of all the tax and social security payments coming due in March; (vi) No amount/estimate: suspension of 2 months (until end of April) in the payment of the electricity, gas, water and waste bills in the most affected municipalities; (vii) No amount/estimate: Non-application of withholding tax for professionals without employees, with revenues below EUR400,000 until 31 May 2020; (viii) No amount/estimate: Incentive to sell impaired loans (NPLs) by converting deferred tax assets (DTA) into tax credits for financial and industrial companies; (ix) EUR1.7 billion to provide fee-free guarantee for SMEs loans; (x) EUR500 million Emergency Fund to protect supply chains in crisis”, to cover damage by the agricultural, fishing and aquaculture sector, and “and the slowdown in exports” (especially for livestock). It is a partial compensation of stocks (costs of storage and seasoning of these products); (xi) May 7, New Covid-19 emergency fund of EUR 100 million to agriculture sector (interest subsidy and direct aid); (xii) May 13, the government announced a further EUR55 billion rescue package of measures. Measures include further income support for furloughed workers, freelancers and unemployment benefits (EUR26.5 billion), funds for the healthcare system (EUR3.25 billion), measures to support businesses, including grants for SMEs and tax deferrals (EUR16 billion), EUR1.2 billion for the food and agriculture sector, and EUR1.4 billion for schools, including hiring university researchers and teachers ; (xiv) May 6, EUR60 million to the National Fund for support to access in housing rental; (xv) 8 June, Decree that allows for the automatic disbursement of an April payment worth EUR600 to Italian free-lancers who benefitted from an analogous bonus for the month of March. The payment is a form of unemployment compensation related to COVID-19 (a so-called "Covid bonus"); (xvi) July 9, Allocated EUR100 million to the wine sector to compensate for its voluntary reduction in production during the COVID-19 pandemic; (xvii) July 9, Allocated EUR90 million to support livestock supply chains in crisis; (xviii) August 10, Ministry of Economic Development signed implementation decrees worth a total of EU600 million in the "School Plan" and the "Family Plan." The School Plan allocates EUR400 million to schools for the activation of ultra-broadband services. The Family Plan allocates EUR200 million to households to support domestic Internet connection throughout Italy. The interventions will be managed by Infratel; (ix) August 26, Allocated an additional EUR25 billion in fiscal stimulus through the "August" Decree. The funds will support workers, businesses, local authorities, health workers and officials, and will afford general and sectoral measures for the recovery of the Italian economy.

06 - Budget reallocation info_outline
07 - Central bank financing government
07A - Direct lending & reserve drawdown
07B - Secondary purchase: government securities
08 - International Assistance Received EUR2,000,000,000 USD2,212,389,381
08A - Swaps info_outline
08B - International loans/grants EUR2,000,000,000 USD2,212,389,381
08B1 - Asian Development Bank
08B2 - Other EUR2,000,000,000 USD2,212,389,381

(i) The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided a loan to the Italian government to support healthcare interventions related to COVID-19. The EIB loan covers about two thirds of the costs foreseen by the "Relaunch Decree" for the healthcare sector. Of the EUR 2 billion in total, the first tranche of EUR 1 billion has already been completed; (ii) EUR27.4 billion from the EU's SURE instrument to cover the costs directly related to the financing of short-time work schemes, and other similar measures as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, in particular for the self-employed (for approval by the EU Council) .

09 - International Assistance Provided
09A - Swaps info_outline
09B - International loans/grants
10 - No breakdown EUR50,000,000,000 USD55,309,734,513

No amount/estimate: July 9, The government announced the third phase of the Italian recovery plan, known as the "National Reform Program" (PNR). It outlines the Italian government's approach to stimulating economic growth, innovation, and environmental and social sustainability post-COVID-19. The PNR covers the years 2021-2023 ; May 15, EUR50 billion worth of measures (with no details) which is part of the Relaunch Decree. At the heart of the decree are the measures to support families and businesses, which not only reinforce and extend many of the Cura Italia measures, starting with the strong commitment to the health system, but also introduce new and important measures to get Italy back on its feet, keeping together economic recovery, social cohesion and security.

11 - Other Economic Measures

(i) No amount/estimate: Apri l 24, announced a special debt instrument called "BTP ITALIA," which will finance costs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The next issue will be May 18-21, 2020. The instruments have maturities of 4 to 8 years, with coupons paid every six months, and capital always guaranteed at maturity; (ii) IVASS (Insurance supervisory authority) followed the EIOPA recommendations and called insurance companies to be prudent about dividends and bonus payments to protect their capital position; insurance companies are asked to provide updated Solvency II ratios on a weekly basis; (iii) CONSOB called a three-month ban on shorting of all shares and lowered a minimum threshold beyond which it is required to communicate the participation in a listed company. These measures are aimed to contain the volatility of the financial markets and to strengthen the transparency of the holdings in the Italian companies listed on the Stock Exchange; (iv) 18 May : Suspended the temporary ban on taking new net short position and the increase in existing net short positions. The Italian Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB) first introduced the ban on March 17, 2020. The ban will end on May 18, 2020; (v) 8 June, Announced a new government bond exclusively dedicated to the retail market. This government bond is called the “BTP Futura”, and will solely finance expenses made by the Italian government to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, as well as to support the recovery of the Italian economy. The first issue will be Monday, July 6, 2020, to Friday, July 10, 2020.

12 - Non-Economic Measures

The nation-wide lockdown, announced in early March, was extended until May 3. Travel is restricted and public gathering are banned. All schools and universities remain shut. Non-essential productive activities are closed across the country, with exceptions for supermarket and grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, public transport and essential public services. The nation-wide lockdown expired on May 4. Since then, manufacturing and construction reopened under new safety rules (e.g., staggered shifts, spaced workstation, temperature checks, masks). The government moved forward some of the reopening plans. In addition to retail shops, restaurants, cafes and hairdressers reopened on May 18 (the initial reopening plan was June 1). Sports facilities reopened on May 25, followed by cinemas and theatres on June 15. Regional governments are allowed the discretion to adjust the dates in both direction. People can now travel within their own region, and mobility restrictions across regions has been lifted on June 3, when international borders also reopen without restriction to and from other EU countries. Following the increase in confirmed cases in early August, re-closures of night clubs are in place until September 7. The obligation to wear masks in public places (including outdoors) is reinforced. Checks at airports will be more intensive.