Investment Policy Measures

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

04 Jan 2022

New investment screening regime will be operational on 4 January 2022

The British Government set the date of the commencement of the National Security and Investment Act for 4 January 2022. The new legislation is a major amendment of foreign investment screening mechanism in the United Kingdom. Additionally, [...]

United States of America

United States of America

02 Aug 2021

Extension of an existing investment ban for U.S. citizens in certain Chinese companies

On June 3, 2021, the Government issued an executive order enacting a prohibition on investment by U.S. nationals in several Chinese companies operating in the surveillance technology sector. The Executive Order expands the scope of [...]

Colombia

Colombia

10 Jul 2021

Enacts new legislation on electricity generation activities from renewable sources

On 10 July 2021, the President of Colombia promulgated the new Energy Transition Law (Law No. 2099 of 2021). The new legislation modifies the regulatory framework for power generation from non-conventional renewable sources (NCRS) [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

05 Jul 2021

New tax disclosures under revised overseas investment regime now in effect

New Zealand revised its investment regime, via a newly published form (IR1245) which requires overseas investors looking to acquire significant New Zealand business assets to make new tax disclosures as part of their application under [...]

Denmark

Denmark

01 Jul 2021

FDI screening regime introduced

On 1 July 2021, the Investment Screening Act entered into force, introducing an FDI screening mechanism in Denmark. It requires foreign investors to obtain prior governmental approval for an aquisition of at least 10% of shareholding [...]

Australia

Australia

01 Jul 2021

Investor visa requirements tightened

On 1 July 2021, Australia revised its migration policy regime, through amendments of relevant laws which took effect on the same day. Visa holders in both the investor and significant investor categories are now required to invest [...]

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 [...]

Spain

Spain

26 Jun 2021

Restrictions on foreign investment extended until the end of 2021

On 25 June 2021, the Decree-Law 12/2021 entered into force. It extended the screening regime of foreign investment until 31 December 2021. A prior governmental approval is required for any acquisition of more than 10 percent of the [...]

Ecuador

Ecuador

21 Jun 2021

Signs the ICSID Convention

On 21 June 2021, Ecuador signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention). The signing opens the process of Ecuador's return to the multilateral dispute [...]

Brazil

Brazil

21 Jun 2021

Partially privatizes an electricity utilities State-owned company

On 21 June 2021, the National Congress of Brazil approved new legislation allowing for a partial privatization of a State-owned enterprise from the energy sector. The new legislation (entitled Provisional Measure No.1031/2021) mandates [...]

Burundi

Burundi

17 Jun 2021

Amendment of the Investment Code and new investment entity

Burundi promulgated a new Investment Code on 17 June 2021. In order to be eligible for the benefits set in the Code, a foreign investment project should be of at least $500,000 (or the equivalent in Burundian franc for Burundian investors) [...]

China

China

10 Jun 2021

Adopts Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

On June 10, 2021, the National People’s Congress passed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law with immediate effect. The Law introduces a legal framework to respond to foreign sanctions with counter-sanctions. According to the Law, individuals [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

07 Jun 2021

Revocation of emergency notification regime and introduction of 'call-in' regime

On 26 May 2021, the Government announced that it will revoke the temporary emergency notification regime in the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (Act), from 7 June 2020. Also, the National Security and Public Order (NSPO) notification [...]

Fiji

Fiji

03 Jun 2021

Adopts a new Investment Act

The Investment Act, which was published on 3 June 2021 as Act 5 of 2021, replaces the Foreign Investment Act of 1999. The new Act introduces a broader range of treatment and protection guarantees for foreign investors and removes 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 [...]

Angola

Angola

28 May 2021

Government launches tender to privatize stake in telecommunications company

The Instituto de Gestão de Activos e Participações do Estado, (IGAPE), the state entity responsible for implementing the 2019-2022 Privatisation Programme, began on 28 May 2021 the Limited Tender by Prior Qualification for the privatization [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

25 May 2021

New businesses closed for FDI

On 25 May 2021, Presidential Regulation No. 49 of 2021 has been issued amending Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021. This Presidential Regulation added Alcoholic Beverage Industry, Wine Industry, and Beverages Containing Malt Industry [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

24 May 2021

Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2021

New Zealand adopted on 24 May 2021, the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2021, which introduces changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005. The changes, inter alia, remove the need for consent from the Overseas Investment Office [...]

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 [...]

Philippines

Philippines

19 May 2021

Amends Retail Trade Liberalization Act to Attract Foreign Investment

On 19 May 2021, the Senate of the Philippines approved amendments to the Retail Trade Liberalization Act, or Senate Bill 1840. The minimum paid-up capital requirements for foreign retail enterprises have been reduced from $2.5 million [...]

Mexico

Mexico

11 May 2021

Suspension of the effects of the legislation reforming the legal framework for hydrocarbons

On 11 May, the incumbent Judge of the Mexican Court of Economic Competition (Juzgado de Competencia Económica) provisionally suspended the effects of the legal bill that reforms the Mexican hydrocarbons legal framework, which had entered [...]

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. [...]

Sudan

Sudan

02 May 2021

Publication of Investment Encouragement Act, 2021

The Investment Encouragement Act, which was issued on 11 April 2021, seeks to improve on the 2013 Investment Act in terms of treatment of investors regardless of their nationality, and to create a more predictable and transparent regime [...]

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, [...]

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