Extraordinary Commissioner of the Government of the Special Economic Zone  

Tasks and functions 

The functions of the extraordinary government commissioner for the SEZ are defined by art. 4 paragraphs 7 et seq., Of the D.L. 20 June 2017, n. 91 and ss. mm. ii ..  

“Art. 4

7 – The subject for the Administration must ensure, in particular: 

a) the tools that ensure the establishment and full operation of the companies present in the SEZ as well as the systematic promotion of the area to potential international investors;

b) the use of both economic and technological services within the SEZ;

c) access to services by third parties.


7-bis The extraordinary Commissioner of the Government referred to in paragraph 6 may stipulate, with the prior authorization of the Steering Committee, agreements or framework agreements with banks and financial intermediaries. 

7-ter. The extraordinary Commissioner of the Government referred to in paragraph 6, also with the support of the Agency for Territorial Cohesion: 

  1. a) ensures the coordination and impetus, including operational, of the initiatives aimed at guaranteeing the attraction, establishment and full operation of production activities within the SEZ, without prejudice to the responsibilities of the central and territorial administrations involved in implementation of the Strategic Development Plans, also with a view to coordinating the specific development lines of the area with the strategic perspectives of the other SEZs established and instituted, while preserving the appropriate market specializations;
  2. b) acts as an external contact of the Steering Committee for the attraction and establishment of productive investments in the SEZ areas;
  3. c) helps to identify, among the areas identified within the Strategic Development Plan, the priority areas for the implementation of the Plan, and takes care of the characterization necessary to ensure production sites;
  4. d) promotes the signing of special protocols and agreements between local and state administrations involved in the implementation of the Strategic Development Plan, aimed at regulating simplified procedures and special procedural regimes for production sites in SEZ areas.


7-quater. The Agency for Territorial Cohesion supports the activities of the Commissioners and guarantees, on the basis of the guidelines of the control room on the SEZs referred to in Article 5, (paragraph 1, letter a-quater))), the coordination of their action as well as the national planning of interventions in the SEZ, through its own administrative and technical staff specifically intended for this, with the human and instrumental resources available under current legislation. 

The Agency for Territorial Cohesion also provides support to individual Commissioners through technical and administrative staff identified pursuant to Article 7, paragraph 6, of Legislative Decree no. 165, with the appropriate skills, in order to ensure the effectiveness and operability of the commissioner’s action 

The Extraordinary Commissioner also makes use of the structures of central or territorial administrations, of companies controlled by the State or by the Regions without new or greater burdens for public finance. 

7-quinquies. In order to ensure the most effective and timely implementation of the interventions of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) relating to the infrastructure of the SEZ, up to 31 December 2026, the Extraordinary Commissioner may, at the request of the competent bodies, assume the functions of contracting authority and operate in derogation of the provisions of the law on public contracts, without prejudice to compliance with the principles set out in articles 30, 34 and 42 of the legislative decree 18 April 2016, n. 50, as well as the provisions of the code of anti-mafia laws and preventive measures, as per legislative decree 6 September 2011, n. 159, and the mandatory constraints deriving from membership of the European Union, including those deriving from directives 2014/23 / EU, 2014/24 / EU and 2014/25 / EU, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 26 February 2014 . For the exercise of the functions referred to in the first period, the Extraordinary Commissioner also provides by means of ordinances. ”