Investment Policy Measures

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

05 Dec 2022

Prohibits the delivery by ship of oil and oil products from the Russian Federation and related ancillary services

On 5 December 2022, the United Kingdom adopted The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulations 2022. It prohibits the supply and delivery by ship of certain oil and oil products from the Russian Federation to a third [...]

Romania

Romania

26 Nov 2022

Amends the Companies Law to streamline and simplify business procedures

On 26 July 2022, the Parliament of Romania passed the Law no.265, which significantly amended the Romanian Companies law. Among the key changes are the following: - The simplification of the regulations applicable to incorporation [...]

Czechia

Czechia

24 Nov 2022

Introduces a windfall profits tax at 60 per cent rate for energy companies

On 24 November 2022, the Czech Senate introduced a temporary tax on the extra profits of companies in the fields of energy production, petroleum, trading, banking, extraction and processing of fossil fuels that meet certain annual [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

23 Nov 2022

Implements the European Union’s eighth sanction package against the Russian Federation

On 23 November 2022, following the adoption of the eighth European Union’s sanction package, the Federal Council introduced further sanctions against the Russian Federation. They included a ban on the provision of IT, engineering, [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

16 Nov 2022

Issues expression of interest to partially privatize Ethio-telecom

On 16 November 2022, the Government of Ethiopia announced that it will privatize 40 percent of Ethio-telecom. The partial privatization aims at creating a competitive and diverse telecom sector to achieve the digital transformation [...]

Romania

Romania

08 Nov 2022

Establishes the Commission for the examination of foreign direct investments

On 28 October 2022, by Decision no.1326 the Government approved the Regulation on the organization and functioning of the Commission for the examination of foreign direct investments. The role of the new commission is to examine and [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

28 Oct 2022

Bans the import of liquefied natural gas from the Russian Federation and related funds and services

On 28 October 2022, the United Kingdom imposed further trade sanctions against the Russian Federation. Among others, it prohibits the import of liquefied natural gas which originates in or is consigned from the Russian Federation as [...]

Italy

Italy

27 Oct 2022

Adopts incentives for the production of bio-methane

On 15 September 2022, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition issued a decree which aims to support the production of bio-methane from 2022 until 2026. It provides incentives for the construction of new plants for the production [...]

China

China

25 Oct 2022

Expands list of manufacturing sectors open to foreign investment

On 25 October 2022, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued the 2022 list of sectors for foreign investment, which has been expanded to encourage foreign capital to flow into manufacturing sectors. The new list [...]

United States of America

United States of America

24 Oct 2022

Expands sanctions on Nicaragua, targeting the gold sector.

On 24 October 2022, the President of the United States signed Executive Order 14088, “Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua”, amending E.O. 13851. The new executive order [...]

Spain

Spain

19 Oct 2022

Introduces new incentives for investments in renewable energy

On 19 October 2022, the Government adopted Royal Decree-law 18/2022 that permits unrestricted depreciation/amortization, for corporate income tax purposes, for investments in facilities intended for self-consumption of electricity [...]

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

14 Oct 2022

Adopts new Startup visa scheme for high-tech and innovative projects

On 7 October 2022, the Council of Ministers adopted Ordinance No.318 on the terms and conditions for the issuance, extension, and withdrawal of a certificate for high-tech and/or innovative projects called “Startup Visa”. It should [...]

Malta

Malta

14 Oct 2022

Launches a Start-up programme targeted at foreign entrepreneurs

On 14 October 2022, Malta launched a Startup Residence Programme that grants a 3-year residence permit, extendable for an additional 5 years, to non-EU nationals setting up innovative startups. To be considered, the startup should [...]

China

China

08 Oct 2022

Tests the selective opening of tourism to foreign investment in Tianjin, Shanghai, Hainan, and Chongqing

On 8 October 2022, the State Council issued a notice stating that service sectors including tourism and elderly care will be open to foreign investment in some of China’s largest cities, effective from the same day. The measures are [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

07 Oct 2022

Enters metaverse by launching META Dubai Airport Freezone to promote FDI

On 7 October 2022, Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ), part of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) announced the launch of METADAFZ, which aims to provide the free zone’s clients with a smooth digital experience in the metaverse. [...]

European Union

European Union

06 Oct 2022

Introduces the eighth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 6 October 2022, the European Union (EU) adopted the eighth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The new sanction package comprises the following: - a price cap related to the maritime transport of oil or petroleum [...]

India

India

02 Oct 2022

Promotes foreign investment in the township projects in Uttar Pradesh.

On 2 October 2022, the Housing Department of Uttar Pradesh (UP) announced the new township policy of the Yogi government. Under the new township policy, developers can invest 100% in the township under the FDI policy and will be given [...]

Canada

Canada

29 Sep 2022

Bans investment by Canadians in occupied regions of Ukraine

On September 29, 2022, Canada expanded its sanctions under the Special Economic Measure Act to the Russian-occupied areas of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. Building on similar measures Canada has already imposed on the regions [...]

Philippines

Philippines

29 Sep 2022

Allows 100% foreign ownership in the renewable energy sector

On 29 September 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) opined that investments in the renewable or "green" energy sector are not subject to the Constitution’s foreign ownership restriction of 40%. Accordingly, foreigners can have 100% [...]

Japan

Japan

20 Sep 2022

Requires pre-notification for the sale or purchase of real estate in select areas.

On 20 September 2022, the Act on Review and Regulation of the use of Real Estate Surrounding Important Facilities and on Remote Territorial Islands entered into force. The Act seeks to safeguard Japan’s security interests by preventing [...]

Argentina

Argentina

19 Sep 2022

Creates new investment incentives regime for the automotive manufacturing sector

On 1 September 2022, the Argentine Congress enacted Law 27.686 to Promotote Investments in the Automotive Industry and its Value Chain ("Ley de Promoción de Inversiones en la Industria Automotriz-Autopartista y su Cadena de valor"). [...]

Algeria

Algeria

18 Sep 2022

Issues decrees related to new Investment Law

On 18 September 2022, the Government of Algeria published eight decrees related the implementation of the new Investment Law published in July 2022. The decrees provide for key provisions related to the institutional framework for [...]

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 [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

10 Sep 2022

Introduces tax incentives for renewable energy producers

On 9 September 2022, by the Presidential Decree No. UP-220, Uzbekistan introduced tax incentives for renewable energy producers. It reduced by 50 per cent the corporate income tax and property tax rates for legal entities producing [...]

Nepal

Nepal

10 Sep 2022

Enforces hedging regulation to minimize risk on foreign investment

On 10 September 2022, the Ministry of Finance enforced a new hedging regulation in a bid to attract more foreign direct investment. Publishing a notice in the Nepal Gazette, the Ministry introduced a provision that will help minimize [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 89