Due to EU regulations allowing the free movement of persons and goods, film equipment and materials may be carried into and out of Italy with no problems.
In order to simplify the export of goods from third countries, there is an international customs document, the ATACarnet (Admission temporaire/Temporary admission). This allows for the temporary import of goods without customs and other fees and is issued by the Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Generally, it is valid for a 12-month period. There are currently 66 countries which are contractual ATA partners.