Investment Policy Measures

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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

China

China

01 Feb 2021

Releasing Special Administrative Measures for the Access of Foreign Investment in Hainan Free Trade Port (2020 Edition)

On 31 December 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce released the Special Administrative Measures for the Access of Foreign Investment in Hainan Free Trade Port (2020 Edition), also dubbed [...]

Italy

Italy

14 Jan 2021

Expands the list of sectors and assets subject to investment screening

On 14 January 2021, two decrees entered into force that identify assets and sectors of strategic importance to the national interest, whose acquisition by foreign investors requires prior governmental approval. The Decree of 18 December [...]

United States of America

United States of America

14 Jan 2021

New regulations tighten review of ICT transactions involving selected countries

On 14 January 2021, the Department of Commerce promulgated interim final regulations to implement provisions of Executive Order 13873, “Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain” [...]

China

China

09 Jan 2021

New Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Measures

On January 9, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce released the Measures for Blocking Improper Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws and Measures (“Measures”), with immediate effect. The Measures state that Chinese citizens, legal [...]

Nepal

Nepal

04 Jan 2021

Opening agriculture sector for FDI

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies of the Government of Nepal, through a notification dated 4 January 2021, has amended the Schedule of Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act, 2019, effectively allowing foreign [...]

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

02 Jan 2021

Kazakhstan introduces investment agreements

With the entry into force of the Law № 399-VI RKZ adopted on 2 January 2021, the institution of investment agreements was introduced in Kazakhstan. Its aim is to support investors in implementing investment projects in priority sectors [...]

Canada

Canada

01 Jan 2021

Canada lowers FDI review thresholds for 2021

The thresholds above which foreign investors in Canadian businesses have to to obtain federal government approval under the Investment Canada Act have been lowered for the year 2021. These thresholds are adjusted annually based on [...]

Australia

Australia

01 Jan 2021

Tightening of the foreign investment review framework

On 9 December 2020, the Parliament passed legislation to reform the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act of 1975. The reforms, in force as of 1 January 2021, makes the $0 monetary threshold for mandatory screening of investments [...]

France

France

28 Dec 2020

Special measures pertaining to control of foreign investment during the pandemic are prolonged

On 28 December 2020, the Decree n° 2020-1729 was adopted. It prolongs the application of the special regime adopted during the pandemic to control foreign investment from 31 December 2020 until 31 December 2021. The regime has lowered [...]

China

China

27 Dec 2020

New version of Catalogue of Industries for Encouraging Foreign Investment

On 27 December 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce issued the Catalogue of Encouraged Industries for Foreign Investment (2020 Version) to be implemented from 27 January 2021, replacing [...]

Italy

Italy

25 Dec 2020

Extension of “Golden Powers” in relation to foreign aquisitions

On 25 December 2020, the Law of 18 December 2020, no. 176 entered into force. It converted into law an earlier governmental decree-law introducing measures aimed at the economic recovery during the pandemic. The new law also extends [...]

China

China

19 Dec 2020

Measures on National Security Review of Foreign Investment

On December 19, 2020, China's National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce jointly issued the Measures on Security Review of Foreign Investment. The Measures will take effect on 18 January 2021. Broadly speaking, [...]

United States of America

United States of America

18 Dec 2020

"Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act" passed

On 18 December 2020, the President of the United States signed into law Senate Bill 945, the "Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act". The Act requires companies publicly listed on stock exchanges in the United States to declare [...]

China

China

16 Dec 2020

Releasing 2020 Negative List for market access

On 16 December 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce unveiled the Market Access Negative List (2020), with immediate effect. Compared with the 2019 version, the new list has been shortened [...]

Oman

Oman

14 Dec 2020

Prohibiting foreign investment in some activities

On 14 December 2020, the Ministerial Decision 209/2020, which lists the activities that are prohibited for foreign investors, came into effect. It aims to promote local products and entrepreneurship projects while providing priority [...]

China

China

24 Nov 2020

Shanghai introduces support policies to encourage foreign R&D centers

On 24 November 2020, Shanghai’s Municipal Government released the Regulations on Encouraging the Establishment and Development of Foreign-funded Research and Development Centers. The Regulations will be in effect from 1 December 2020 [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

23 Nov 2020

Amending Commercial Companies Law

On 23 November 2020, UAE issued a decree making significant amendments to the UAE Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies, which may effectively allow for 100% ownership of onshore companies by foreign nationals. The key [...]

Spain

Spain

19 Nov 2020

Temporary screening regime for foreign investment prolonged

On 19 November 2020, the Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 relating to urgent measures against the COVID-19 pandemic entered into force. Inter alia, it prolongs the regime of suspension of liberalization of certain foreign direct investments [...]

United States of America

United States of America

12 Nov 2020

Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Chinese Military Companies (Nov. 12, 2020)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in Chinese firms that the administration says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. The order applies to 31 Chinese companies. It bans US [...]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

11 Nov 2020

Pharmaceutical manufacturing zone in the southern coast of Hambantota

On 11 November 2020, the Sri Lankan government decided to establish a pharmaceutical manufacturing zone of 400 acres in the southern coast of Hambantota and to invite global pharmaceutical companies to set up companies within the zone. [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

02 Nov 2020

"Omnibus Law" on job creation has been enacted

On 2 November 2020, Indonesia’s President officially enacted the job creation law - commonly known as the "Omnibus Law". It aims to attract investment, create new jobs, and stimulate the economy by, among other things, simplifying [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 83