Investment Policy Measures

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Argentina

Argentina

06 Jun 2019

New tax incentives for high tech businesses

Law 27506, the Regime for the Promotion of the Knowledge Economy, was enacted on 6 June 2019 with the aim of promoting the following activities: computer and digital software and services, audiovisual production and postproduction, [...]

France

France

24 May 2019

France strengthens its FDI screening mechanism with "PACTE Act"

On 24 May 2019, the Law on Growth and Business Transformation, also known as the "PACTE Act", entered into force. It provides a comprehensive reform of the legal environment for business in France and is considered to be a flagship [...]

Namibia

Namibia

23 May 2019

Government orders official bodies to buy local

On 23 May 2019, the Finance Minister issued a Procurement Directive on the reservation of procurement of goods, services and works to local suppliers in terms of Section 73 of the Public Procurement Act. The Directive bans all public [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

13 May 2019

New regulations on use of foreign currencies in Vietnam

The State Bank of Viet Nam recently issued Circular No. 03/2019/TT-NHNN on amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN guiding the implementation of regulations on restricting the use of foreign [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

29 Apr 2019

Uzbekistan privatizes certain State companies

On 29 April 2019, the President of Uzbekistan signed the Resolution “On further measures for the improvement of the mechanisms for attracting foreign direct investment to the economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. It approved the [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

24 Apr 2019

SAGIA launched Venture Capital Platform

On 24 April, 2019, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has launched 'VENTURE by Invest Saudi', a new initiative aimed at attracting global venture capital firms to the Kingdom. Launched at the Financial Sector Conference [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

17 Apr 2019

Abu Dhabi allows foreigners to own freehold properties in investment areas

On April 17, 2019, Abu Dhabi’s government has made changes to real estate laws allowing foreigners to own freehold property in designated zones to increase foreign direct investment. Before the changes, ownership of property was only [...]

European Union

European Union

10 Apr 2019

EU adopted its regulation establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union

On 10 April 2019, a new Regulation of the European Union entered into force establishing a framework for FDI screening. It creates a cooperation regime between Member States and the European Commission enabling information sharing, [...]

Italy

Italy

26 Mar 2019

FDI screening expended to cover 5G technology

Due to rapid development of telecommunication technologies, the government of Italy decided to extend its special powers to cover also 5G technology. Decree-Law no. 22 that entered into force on 25 March 2019 specifies that this particular [...]

China

China

15 Mar 2019

China Adopted the Foreign Investment Law

China passed the "Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China" at the close of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC, the country’s top legislature) on 15 March 2019. The new law will take effect on [...]

Egypt

Egypt

06 Mar 2019

Cabinet approves changes to investment law

On 6 March 2019, the cabinet approved two amendments to the investment law aimed at encouraging expansions of existing investments and clarifying the system for certifying contracts of association. In the original law, investment [...]

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

01 Mar 2019

Government privatises national airline

On 1 March 2019 the Government of Cabo Verde sold 51% of its stake in Transportadora Aérea Cabo-verdiana (TACV), the national airline, to Loftleidir Cape Verde (a subsidiary of Icelandair Group). Loftleidir had been managing the restructuring [...]

Mongolia

Mongolia

25 Feb 2019

Mongolia opens its one-stop service center for foreign investors

On 25 February 2019, the government of Mongolia launched its one-stop service center dedicated to foreign investors. The center was established with the purpose to provide information and advisory services on legal framework, social [...]

Uganda

Uganda

20 Feb 2019

Adoption of new Investment Code

The new law, enacted on 20 February 2019, strengthens the Uganda Investment Authority, establishing it as a one-stop investment centre. Also, it includes provisions on protection from expropriation with the Constitution, providing [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

20 Feb 2019

Facilitation and promotion of investment in mining industry

The Regulation on Measures for the Fundamental Improvement and Integrated Development of the Building Material Industry was signed by the President of Uzbekistan on 20 February 2019. It provides a list of 275 deposits (plots) of non-metallic [...]

Poland

Poland

11 Feb 2019

Poland introduces financial incentives in audiovisual industry

On 11 February 2019, the Act on Financial Support for Audiovisual Production entered into force. It introduced financial incentives aimed at boosting the Polish audiovisual industry. Although the programme is not directed only to foreign [...]

United Republic of Tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania

08 Feb 2019

Amendments to the Mining Local Content Regulations

The Mining (Local Content) Regulations, which were passed on 8 February 2019, amend the existing rules in the following ways, among others: • While the "old" Local Content Regulations required an indigenous Tanzanian company to have [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

07 Feb 2019

Abu Dhabi launches an investment office to attract FDI

On 7 February 2019, the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, issued Law No.1 on the establishment of an Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Law No.2 on regulating partnerships between public and private sectors. [...]

Guatemala

Guatemala

04 Feb 2019

Tax Benefits for Companies in Special Zones

The regulation for Special Public Economic Development Zones, which came into effect on 4 February 2019, establishes fiscal incentives for companies operating under this scheme. Among the tax benefits provided by the Law are the full [...]

Panama

Panama

04 Feb 2019

Tax incentives for the tourism sector modified

According to the Law Project 696 of 2018, approved on 4 February 2019, Panama modified tax incentives related to the tourism sector as established under Law 80 of 8 November 2012. The tourism sector will get tax incentives until 2025 [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

01 Feb 2019

Decrees set requirements for foreign-invested vocational institutions

On 1 February 2019, the Vietnamese Government issued a series of conditions for setting up foreign-invested vocational training institutions in Vietnam, expected to take effect from 20 March 2019. The conditions were itemized in Decree [...]

India

India

01 Feb 2019

New FDI rules for e-commerce

Effective from 1 February 2019, the Government of India introduced several changes in its FDI policy for e-commerce. The new rules are reported to aim at safeguarding the interests of offline retailers. The key changes, among others, [...]

Senegal

Senegal

24 Jan 2019

Adoption of new Petroleum Code

The Petroleum Code, which was adopted on 24 January 2019 as Law No. 01/2019, aims to reinforce the preservation of national interests and local content. It includes several key points: Royalties are calculated on gross production [...]

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

21 Jan 2019

Kazakhstan amended its arbitration rules

A recent law adopted on 21 January 2019 liberalizes the arbitration framework of Kazakhstan and harmonizes it with relevant international conventions and standards. Among others, it now permits that foreign law applies to a dispute [...]

India

India

21 Jan 2019

India eases requirements for foreign investment in certain sectors

According to a notification by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 21 January 2019, foreign companies in defence, telecom, information and broadcasting, and private security services will not require the RBI's approval to open branch [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 74