Investment Policy Measures

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France

France

01 Apr 2020

Expands and clarifies its FDI screening regime

The Decree No. 2019-1590 of 31 December 2019 expands and clarifies the foreign investment screening regime in France along with implementing a Ministerial Order. It enters into force on 1 April 2020. The new regulation lowers the [...]

United States of America

United States of America

13 Feb 2020

New implementing regulations on FDI screening promulgated

On 13 January 2020, the US Department of the Treasury released regulations implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) that strengthened the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

26 Jan 2020

Adopts a comprehensive law on investment

On 26 January 2020, the Law № ЗРУ-598 on Investments and Investments Activities entered into force in Uzbekistan. It establishes a comprehensive regime for protection and promotion of foreign and domestic investments, as it brings [...]

North Macedonia

North Macedonia

20 Jan 2020

Regulations on Strategic Investments adopted

The Law on Strategic Investment was published on 20 January 2020 in the Official Gazette of the Republic of North Macedonia and entered into force. It introduces the category "strategic investment", entitled to special treatment. [...]

India

India

10 Jan 2020

Removing end-use restrictions in coal mine auctions

The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated on 10 January 2020. The Ordinance amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This ordinance [...]

Panama

Panama

02 Jan 2020

Grants investment incentives to new tourism projects

On 2 January 2020, the new Law no. 122 was promulgated in Panama. It amends the incentive regime for investment in the tourism sector. Its goal is to promote investment and financing of new tourism projects or their extensions, but [...]

China

China

01 Jan 2020

New Foreign Investment Law and its implementation regulations came into effect

On 1 January 2020, the new Foreign Investment Law of China and its implementation regulations came into effect, which overhauled the decades-old regime for foreign-invested enterprises in China. [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

12 Dec 2019

New income tax incentives

On 13 December 2019, Indonesia issued Gevernment Regulation 78 of 2019, which sets out a variety of tax incentives for businesses investing in specific industries and provinces in the country.The regulation came into effect on 12 December [...]

Greece

Greece

03 Dec 2019

Privatization of energy sector

On 3 December 2019, the Law 4643/2019 was published in the Official Journal of Greece. It aims at liberalizing the energy market and promoting renewable energy sources. Under the new regime, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will [...]

Oman

Oman

24 Nov 2019

Launches new investment portal

On 24 November 2019, Oman’s investment promotion and export development agency ( "Ithraa") unveiled the "Invest in Oman" portal. The first and only investment platform dedicated to driving and facilitating foreign investment into the [...]

Japan

Japan

22 Nov 2019

Revises rules on foreign investment

On 22 November 2019, Japan's parliament passed a bill which would revise the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. This bill will tighten regulations on foreign investments in listed Japanese companies related to national security, [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

18 Nov 2019

Further opens air transport businesses

On 18 November 2019, the Viet Nam government issued a decree to change air transport business requirements with a view to creating favorable conditions for new enterprises. Under Government Decree 89/2019/ND-CP, foreign-invested airlines [...]

Algeria

Algeria

14 Nov 2019

Adoption of hydrocarbon law

The new hydrocarbon law, approved by the National Assembly on 14 November 2019, introduced the following changes, among others • Taxes and other duties have been abolished where the entity is established for the benefit of the state [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

13 Nov 2019

Establishes the Foreign Investors Council

On 13 November 2019, the President of Uzbekistan established the Council of Foreign Investors. It is an advisory body to the President responsible for advising the Government on the most important areas of investment, industrial, technological [...]

Thailand

Thailand

08 Nov 2019

Relaxes foreign trading and exchange regulations

On 5 November 2019, the Bank of Thailand announced further relaxations of foreign exchange (FX) control regulations on investment in foreign instruments, such as securities and derivatives, in order to facilitate capital outflows and [...]

Egypt

Egypt

07 Nov 2019

Decree on a New Investment Data Reporting Requirement issued

The Prime Minister recently issued Decree no. 2731 for 2019, amending the Executive Regulations of the Investment Law no. 72 for 2017. The Decree is effective as of 7 November 2019. According to the Decree, all companies incorporated [...]

Kenya

Kenya

07 Nov 2019

Adoption of Finance Act 2019

The President of Kenya signed the Finance Act 2019 on 7 November 2019. The Act proposes key amendments to various tax legislation in Kenya including: The Income Tax Act, the Capital Markets Act, and the Banking Act. The Act exempts [...]

Nigeria

Nigeria

05 Nov 2019

Adoption of law which amends production-sharing contracts

Nigeria's President gave his assent to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts (Amendment) Bill 2019 on November 2019, amending the 1993 law. The Amendment increases the government's share of profits from oil [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

02 Nov 2019

The Ukrainian Government simplifies the registration of representatives offices of foreign companies

On 2 November 2019, Decree No. 893 "Certain Issues of Registration of Representative Offices of Foreign Business Entities in Ukraine", adopted by the Cabinet of Ukraine, entered into force. It simplifies the registration procedure [...]

Israel

Israel

30 Oct 2019

Government establishes a committee to evaluate national security implications of foreign investment

The Security Cabinet of Israel established on 30 October 2019 an advisory committee that will assess national security implications of foreign investment in finance, communications, infrastructures, transportation and the energy sector. [...]

China

China

23 Oct 2019

China further liberalized cross-border investment and trade

On 23 October 2019, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange of China (SAFE) issued the Circular on Further Promoting the Facilitation of Cross-border Trade and Investment (Hui Fa [2019] No.28) (the "Circular 28"). The Circular [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

19 Oct 2019

Promotes foreign investment in the cinematographic industry

On 19 October 2019, an amendment to the Law on State Support of Cinematography entered into force. It widens the scope of the cash rebate system for foreign filmmakers, under which they may seek a reimbursement of a percentage of the [...]

China

China

15 Oct 2019

China amends regulations in the financial sector

The State Council amended the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Insurance Companies and the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Banks, [...]

Malaysia

Malaysia

11 Oct 2019

Relaxes foreign property ownership

As part of the Budget 2020, the Finance Minister announced the lowering of the RM 1 million threshold on foreign property ownership to address the country’s property overhang. In particular, 1) The foreign ownership threshold has [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

07 Oct 2019

Foreign Firms Can Now List on Saudi Exchange

On 7 October 2019, the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced allowing foreign companies to list on Tadawul upon the Capital Market Authority (CMA)'s approval of amended Listing Rules, including provisions related to foreign listing. [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 77