Investment Policy Measures

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Indonesia

Indonesia

01 Jul 2021

Issuing new regulation on payment systems

On 29 December 2020, Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, issued regulation No.22/23/PBI/2020. This regulation introduced new requirements with regard to share ownership and capital, which could impact foreign investors in the [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

02 Jun 2021

Increased Paid-up Capital Requirements for Foreign Companies

On 1 April 2021, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal BKPM) issued BKPM Regulation 4 of 2021 regarding an increase of paid-up capital requirements that foreign investors have to pay when establishing [...]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

23 May 2021

Opens maritime cabotage services to foreign investors

On 5 April 2021 a new "Law for the Promotion of Tourist Marinas and Coastal Development" was signed. The new legislation authorizes vessels under foreign flag to operate in the domestic market for maritime cabotage transportation and [...]

Mexico

Mexico

05 May 2021

Reforms and tightens legal framework on hidrocarbons

On 5 May, a reform package for Mexico's Hydrocarbon Law entered into force. The reform grants the State new powers to exercise regulatory control over the distribution, storage, import and export of fuels and oil produced in the country. [...]

Germany

Germany

01 May 2021

FDI screening expanded over high-tech

On 1 May 2021, the 17th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance entered into force. The new ordinance reorganizes the list of sectors and activities covered by the FDI review mechanis, which now enumerates 27 sectors. [...]

Czechia

Czechia

01 May 2021

Adoption of a FDI screening mechanism

The Act on the Examination of Foreign Investment was adopted on 19 January 2021 and will enter into force on 1 May 2021. It introduced an FDI screening mechanism with line with the European Union standards. According to the new law, [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

30 Apr 2021

New Criteria for Hi-tech Enterprises

On 30 April 2021, the Decision No. 10/2021/QD-TTg, which details criteria for identifying hi-tech businesses, will take effect. The decision lists certain conditions that are applicable for businesses to be considered as hi-tech enterprises. [...]

Mauritius

Mauritius

29 Apr 2021

The disposal of properties by foreigners now requires prior approval

On 29 April 2021, the Non-Citizens Property Restriction Amendment Act 2021 (the Amendment Act) entered into force, which widens the ambit of the Non-Citizens Property Restriction Act 1975 (the Act). The 1975 Act provides that non-citizens [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

29 Apr 2021

National Security and Investment Bill receives Royal Assent

On 29 April 2021, the National Security and Investment Bill received Royal Assent and became law in the United Kingdom. It will enter into force upon a date decided by the Government. The main purpose of the Act is to introduce a stand-alone [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

28 Apr 2021

New Investment Ministry established

On April 28, 2021, the Government of Indonesia established a new Ministry of Investment. The Ministry of Investment is the result of upgrading the bureaucratic status of the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

27 Apr 2021

UK Investment Council established

On 27 April 2021, the UK Investment Council was established to "to enhance UK inward investment and inform the UK’s independent trade policy by providing a forum for global investors" to advice the Government. The Council is chaired [...]

Angola

Angola

22 Apr 2021

Amendments to the Private Investment Law

Law 10/21 of 22 April 2021, which amended the Private Investment Law (Law 10/18 of 26 June) marks the return of the "contractual system" in the area of private investment, which is based on a negotiation of the conditions to implement [...]

Brazil

Brazil

14 Apr 2021

Privatizes operation of airports, maritime ports and rail lines

On 9 April 2021, the Brazilian government concluded privatization auctions to award operation contracts for several transport infrastructures in different regions, previously operated by state-owned enterprises. As a result, concession [...]

Mozambique

Mozambique

13 Apr 2021

Raises minimum capital requirements for free transfer of funds

The Decree No. 20/2021, of 13 April, which amends the Regulation of the Investment Law, raises the minimum capital requirement for foreign investors to be able to repatriate profits and invested capital (from USD 45'000 to USD 130'000). [...]

Panama

Panama

05 Apr 2021

Launch of a new Export and Investment Promotion Agency - ProPanama

On 5 April 2021, a law was enacted creating a new Export and Investment Promotion Agency. The 'Autoridad Nacional para la Atracción de Inversiones y Promoción de Exportaciones de Panamá' (ProPanamá), will replace the prior entity that [...]

Namibia

Namibia

01 Apr 2021

15% stake in new mines reserved for Namibians

From 1 April 2021, all applications for a mining licence in Namibia must have 15% local owners. According to the Ministry all “applications by Namibian nationals for the transfer, cessation and assignment of mineral licences to foreign [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

28 Mar 2021

Introduction of tax incentives for large investments

On 28 March 2021, the Law no. 1293-IX entered into force to supplement the previously enacted Law On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments. The new legislation provides investors implementing large investments [...]

Canada

Canada

24 Mar 2021

Elevated scrutiny of foreign investment

The Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry issued updated Guidelines on the National Security Review of Investments on 24 March 2021. According to the Guidelines, the Government will increase scrutiny of foreign investment [...]

India

India

22 Mar 2021

Increased FDI ceiling in insurance companies

On 22 March 2021, Indian Parliament passed the bill to increase FDI ceiling in insurance companies to 74 percent from the existing cap of 49 percent. The announcement was first made by the Finance Minister on 1 February 1 2021, as [...]

China

China

10 Mar 2021

Abolishing the restrictions on foreign shareholding in joint venture life insurance companies

On 10 March 2021, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission revised the Rules for the Implementation of the Administrative Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Foreign-invested Insurance Companies. The new Rules [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

04 Mar 2021

Releasing "Positive List" of Investment

On 4 March 2021, Presidential Regulation 10 of 2021 on business fields open to investment (‘positive investment list’) came into effect. It replaces Presidential Decree No.36/2010 (‘negative investment list’). Presidential Regulation [...]

Slovakia

Slovakia

01 Mar 2021

Introduction of investment screening mechanism

On 1 March 2021, the amendment to the Critical Infrastructure Act established an investment screening mechanism in Slovakia. Any acquisition of more than 10% of shares or voting rights in an operation of critical infrastructure may [...]

China

China

25 Feb 2021

New Circular on Building a New Development Pattern and Effectively Stabilizing Foreign Investment

On 25 February 2021, the People's Republic of China issued the "Circular on Centering on Building a New Development Pattern and Effectively Stabilizing Foreign Investment". The Circular, which took effect on the same day, demands all [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

13 Feb 2021

Introduction of new investment promotion regime

On 13 February 2021, the Law On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments in Ukraine entered into force. It provides special preferences and incentives for a special category of investment called "investment [...]

Rwanda

Rwanda

05 Feb 2021

New Investment Code enacted

Rwanda has enacted a new Investment Code (Law no. 006/2021 of 5 February 2021), which introduces new priority sectors and activities, including mineral exploration, the construction or operations of specialised innovation or industrial [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 84