Investment Policy Measures

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United States of America

United States of America

15 Sep 2022

Issued new Executive Order to strengthen the screening mechanism for Inbound Foreign Investments

On 15 September 2022, the president of the United States issued an Executive Order providing formal guidance to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on factors CFIUS must consider when conducting national [...]

United States of America

United States of America

16 Aug 2022

$369 billion in investment incentives to address energy security and climate change

On 16 August 2022, the president of the United States signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The law includes about 369 billion USD in incentives for energy and climate-related programs, including: - Tax credits, research loans, [...]

United States of America

United States of America

09 Aug 2022

Restricts outward FDI in semiconductors in select countries

On 9 August 2022, the President of the United States signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act which intends to boost investments in critical and emerging technologies (as described here: https://investmentpolicy.unctad.org/investment-policy-monitor/measures/4005/united-states-of-america-new-law-to-boost-investments-in-critical-and-emerging-technologies) [...]

United States of America

United States of America

09 Aug 2022

New law to boost investments in critical and emerging technologies

On 9 August 2022, the President of the United States signed into law the "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act". The objective of the law is to boost American semiconductor research, development, [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

02 Aug 2022

Establishes an Investment Promotion Authority

On 2 August 2022, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved the establishment of the Saudi Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA), which will work to attract national and foreign investment as part of the National Investment [...]

Algeria

Algeria

28 Jul 2022

Publishes a new Investment Code

Published in the official journal on 28 July 2022, the new investment law aims to (i) lay down the rules governing investment, (ii) to define the rights and obligations of investors and the incentive schemes applicable to investments. [...]

Mauritius

Mauritius

21 Jul 2022

Launches a one stop shop for the financial services sector

Launched at the seat of the Financial Services Commission on 21 July 2022, the FSC Single Window, is a one-stop-shop service to serve financial institutions, businesses, high-net-worth individuals and potential investors, providing [...]

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

20 Jul 2022

Enacts new legal framework and new investment incentives for Special Economic Zones

On 20 July 2022, the Government of Venezuela enacted the "Ley Orgánica de las Zonas Económicas Especiales", a new legal framework for Special Economic Zones (SEZ), with the objective of developing a new national productive model; promoting [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

12 Jul 2022

Adopts new investment incentives

On 12 July 2022, the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia issued Investment Incentives Regulation No. 517-2022, which offers income tax exemption for investors from the date of obtaining the business license or expansion permit, as provided [...]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

09 Jul 2022

Streamlined the FDI approval process

On 9 July 2022, the Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion took steps to streamline the foreign direct investment (FDI) approval process, by removing obstacles and bureaucratic bottlenecks in obtaining approval for foreign [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

05 Jul 2022

Imposes further financial and trade sanctions against Belarus

On 5 July 2022, the United Kingdom’s Government amended the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU exit) Regulations 2019. The amendments widen the financial sanctions by extending existing restrictions to a broader range of transferable [...]

Somalia

Somalia

03 Jul 2022

Licencing of first two foreign banks since 1970

On 3 July 2022, the Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) has licensed the first two foreign lenders since 1970. The CBS governor said that Banque Misr (Egypt) and Ziraat Katilim (Turkey) can now operate in the country after the board endorsed [...]

Cambodia

Cambodia

30 Jun 2022

Introduces “Cambodia My 2nd Home” programme

On 30 June 2022, the Ministry of Interior approved the "Cambodia My 2nd Home” visa programme, with the main goal of promoting trade and investment. To qualify for the My 2nd Home visa, a foreign investor needs to have an investment [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

29 Jun 2022

Implements the European Union’s sixth sanctions package in relation to the war in Ukraine

On 29 June 2022, the Swiss Federal Council amended the Ordinance on measures in connection with the situation in Ukraine (Ordonnance instituant des mesures en lien avec la situation en Ukraine) to implement the European Union’s sixth [...]

Philippines

Philippines

27 Jun 2022

Updates the Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL)

On 27 June 2022, the Government of Philippines issued the 12th Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL), by removing the manufacture, repair, storage and/or distribution of products requiring clearance from the Department of National [...]

Kenya

Kenya

21 Jun 2022

Introduces several changes to align tax regime to development priorities

On 21 June 2022, Kenya’s President assented into law the Finance Act, 2022. The Act amends various laws including the Income Tax Act (ITA), the Insurance Act, and the Capital Markets Authority Act. Amont others, the Act introduced: [...]

Algeria

Algeria

21 Jun 2022

Adoption of free zones law

On 21 June 2022, the National People’s Assembly adopted the draft bill on free zones. The law provides for the exemption of activities carried out in free zones from all duties, taxes, and levies of a tax, related-tax and customs nature, [...]

Argentina

Argentina

16 Jun 2022

Enacts new financial incentives regime for diesel oil refining and production

On 16 June 2022, the Government of Argentina enacted Decree No. 329/2022 "Regimen de Incentivos al Abastecimiento Interno de Combustibles" ("Incentives Regime for the internal supply of Fuels"). The Decree entered into force on the [...]

United Republic of Tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania

15 Jun 2022

Offers new incentives for strategic investments and mining

On 15 June 2022, the Tanzanian Parliament passed the Finance Bill, 2022. Key changes include the following: • The Minister for Finance can exempt from tax, income accruing from special strategic investments that are approved by [...]

Brazil

Brazil

15 Jun 2022

Regulates exploitation of offshore wind energy production

On 25 January 2022, the Brazilian government issued Decree No. 10.946/2022, which provides rules for allocating the use of physical spaces and natural resources in open waters for energy production. The decree will come into effect [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

10 Jun 2022

Adopts new European Union sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus

On 10 June 2022, the Swiss Federal Council decided to adopt new European Union sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. These measures include the following: - the sanctioning of over 100 further Russian and Belarusian [...]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

10 Jun 2022

Introduces new Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion to boost foreign investment

On 10 June 2022, the Government of Sri Lanka issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification which introduced a new Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion. The role of the Ministry will be to promote foreign direct investment [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

07 Jun 2022

Offers State budget support to provide investment projects above UZS200 billion with external infrastructure

On 7 June 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan adopted the Resolution “On approval of the State compensation for the creation of external infrastructure of investment projects of foreign and local investors”. It allows the [...]

Canada

Canada

07 Jun 2022

Bans provision of services to Russian mining, oil, gas and chemical industries

On 7 June 2022, Canada amended its "Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulation" to include a ban on the export of 28 services to the Russian mining, oil, gas and chemical industries. As a result, Canadians and persons in Canada [...]

United States of America

United States of America

07 Jun 2022

Enacts new prohibitions on services to the Russian Federation

On 8 May 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new prohibitions pursuant to the Executive Order 14071 of 6 April 2022 (“Prohibiting New Investment in and Certain Services to the Russian Federation in Response [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 88