Investment Policy Measures

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

European Union

European Union

03 Jun 2022

Adopts sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 3 June 2022, the European Union adopted the sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The restrictive measures in energy sector include: - Prohibiting the purchase, import or transfer of crude oil and certain [...]

Nepal

Nepal

30 May 2022

Reduces the minimum capital requirement by 60%

On 30 May 2022, on occasion of the presentation of the annual budget for the fiscal year 2022-23, that begins in mid-July, the Government of Nepal stated that the minimum threshold for foreign direct investment (FDI) will be reduced [...]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

25 May 2022

Broadens eligibility to investment incentives for certain economic activities in existing Special Economic Zones

On 25 May 2022, the Government of Costa Rica enacted Law No. 10.234, "Ley de Fortalecimiento de la Competitividad Territorial para promover la inversión fuera de la GAM" ("Law for the Strengthening of Territorial Competitiveness to [...]

Italy

Italy

20 May 2022

Approves further changes to the FDI screening regime

On 20 May 2022, the Italian Parliament adopted Law 51/2022 to approve with amendments the Government's Law-Decree 21/2022 laying down urgent measures to counter the economic and humanitarian effects of the Ukrainian crisis. The Law [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

19 May 2022

Freezes assets of three major airlines in the Russian Federation

On 19 May 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the United Kingdom Sanctions List to include three major Russian airlines: JSC ROSSIYA AIRLINES, JSC URAL AIRLINES, PJSC AEROFLOT. These companies are now subject [...]

Egypt

Egypt

15 May 2022

Introduces new incentives for foreign investors in selected projects

On 15 May 2022, the Government of Egypt announced the introduction of a special license for foreign investments in three specific fields. The Prime Minister has granted the so-called golden license to several projects in a bid to attract [...]

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

12 May 2022

Creates a "Special Economic Zone for Technologies"

On 12 May 2022, Cabo Verde published in its Official Gazette, Decree-Law No. 15/2022. The Decree creates and regulates the Special Economic Zone for Technologies (ZEET). Located in the ‘Digital Islands Technological Park’, the ZEET [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

11 May 2022

Adopts a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply

On 11 May 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted Decree No. 851, which introduced a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply. It includes 31 energy companies incorporated in the European [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

04 May 2022

Adopts new restrictions on payments of dividends to the shareholders from the sanctioned states

On 4 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No.254, the Russian Federation adopted new restrictions on payments of dividends exceeding the amount of 10 million Russian rubles. The payment of dividends from a Russian limited liability [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

03 May 2022

Introduces new counter-sanctions

On 3 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No. 252, the Russian Federation announced the introduction of new economic counter-sanctions, including: - A ban on the export of raw materials and products produced on the territory of [...]

Poland

Poland

26 Apr 2022

Adopts national sanctions list affecting Russian entities in gas, coal, IT, and manufacturing sectors

On 26 April 2022, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration announced sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus, affecting 50 individuals and entities that do business in Poland. These measures are supplementary to [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

21 Apr 2022

Freezes assets of Russian entities from military sector and transport industry

On 21 April 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom updated the UK Sanctions List to include Russian additional individuals and entities. Beyond several companies in the defence sector, the list [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 87