In Italy, almost all goods and services bought and sold through agents. Agent chooses an interested party (Client), which is called the 'Principal' – usually a manufacturer (or seller) products / services. The relationship between the Agent and the Principal are made through an agency agreement (mandate). The principal can appoint an agent to perform a special (single or multiple) assignments, as well as for represent the interests of, for example to search for real estate, to provide legal support for the choice of supplier, to provide other professional services. The agent receives a mandate certain powers (in the mandate clearly states the subject of office and remuneration of the Agent).
Remuneration of the Agent is expressed as a percentage of the amount enclosed with the help of the transaction. All agents registered in in the European Union must comply with the EU Directive on 18.12.1986 'On independent sales agents', must register with the Chamber of Commerce and act in accordance with European law on agents. In Italy, the agent is an independent economic entity and operates independently of the Principal. The agent is no fixed salary, he receives a commission (%) on the deal. Italian and European manufacturers in many sectors economy, constantly searching for agents. The evidence of this – a growing number of internet portals and sites devoted to the search agents and representatives. Some people are under the word 'agent' understands 'mediator', and they in their own way right. However, between the agent and broker, there are some differences. What are these differences? Intermediary – not registered in the Chamber of Commerce – did not enter into an agency agreement with the Principal – can not be Principal Representative – sells its products in its price list agent – registered with the Chamber of Commerce – concludes an agency agreement with the Principal – can be a representative of the Principal – implements products on the price of the manufacturer so different, as you can see, significant. When you find an agent, consider the steps in this article factors and give preference to professionals.