Investment Policy Measures

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Algeria

Algeria

14 Nov 2019

Adoption of hydrocarbon law

The new hydrocarbon law, approved by the National Assembly on 14 November 2019, introduced the following changes, among others • Taxes and other duties have been abolished where the entity is established for the benefit of the state [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

13 Nov 2019

Establishes the Foreign Investors Council

On 13 November 2019, the President of Uzbekistan established the Council of Foreign Investors. It is an advisory body to the President responsible for advising the Government on the most important areas of investment, industrial, technological [...]

Egypt

Egypt

07 Nov 2019

Decree on a New Investment Data Reporting Requirement issued

The Prime Minister recently issued Decree no. 2731 for 2019, amending the Executive Regulations of the Investment Law no. 72 for 2017. The Decree is effective as of 7 November 2019. According to the Decree, all companies incorporated [...]

Kenya

Kenya

07 Nov 2019

Adoption of Finance Act 2019

The President of Kenya signed the Finance Act 2019 on 7 November 2019. The Act proposes key amendments to various tax legislation in Kenya including: The Income Tax Act, the Capital Markets Act, and the Banking Act. The Act exempts [...]

Nigeria

Nigeria

05 Nov 2019

Adoption of law which amends production-sharing contracts

Nigeria's President gave his assent to the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts (Amendment) Bill 2019 on November 2019, amending the 1993 law. The Amendment increases the government's share of profits from oil [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

02 Nov 2019

The Ukrainian Government simplifies the registration of representatives offices of foreign companies

On 2 November 2019, Decree No. 893 "Certain Issues of Registration of Representative Offices of Foreign Business Entities in Ukraine", adopted by the Cabinet of Ukraine, entered into force. It simplifies the registration procedure [...]

Israel

Israel

30 Oct 2019

Government establishes a committee to evaluate national security implications of foreign investment

The Security Cabinet of Israel established on 30 October 2019 an advisory committee that will assess national security implications of foreign investment in finance, communications, infrastructures, transportation and the energy sector. [...]

China

China

23 Oct 2019

China further liberalized cross-border investment and trade

On 23 October 2019, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange of China (SAFE) issued the Circular on Further Promoting the Facilitation of Cross-border Trade and Investment (Hui Fa [2019] No.28) (the "Circular 28"). The Circular [...]

China

China

15 Oct 2019

China amends regulations in the financial sector

The State Council amended the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Insurance Companies and the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Foreign-funded Banks, [...]

Malaysia

Malaysia

11 Oct 2019

Relaxes foreign property ownership

As part of the Budget 2020, the Finance Minister announced the lowering of the RM 1 million threshold on foreign property ownership to address the country’s property overhang. In particular, 1) The foreign ownership threshold has [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

07 Oct 2019

Foreign Firms Can Now List on Saudi Exchange

On 7 October 2019, the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced allowing foreign companies to list on Tadawul upon the Capital Market Authority (CMA)'s approval of amended Listing Rules, including provisions related to foreign listing. [...]

Brazil

Brazil

27 Sep 2019

Simplifies procedures for foreign investors in financial sector

On 27 September 2019, the Presidential Decree no. 10,029 entered into force. It simplifies the entry procedures for foreign financial institutions willing to open branches in Brazil or foreign investors wanting to invest in the financial [...]

China

China

18 Sep 2019

Shanghai Releases Implementation Regulation for Foreign Investment Law

On 18 September 2019, the municipal government of Shanghai released Several Opinions of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government on further promoting foreign investment in this Municipality. The opinions, which had been implemented [...]

India

India

18 Sep 2019

Liberalization of FDI Rules

Several changes to India’s foreign direct investment policy were brought by Press Note 4, dated 18 September 2019. These changes abolish foreign equity caps in coal and lignite mining activities, contract manufacturing, single brand [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

13 Sep 2019

Creates a new special economic zone and expands the existing one

On 13 September 2019, a Presidential Decree established the Chirokchi Special Economic Zone in the Kashkadarya region for 30 years with the aim to promoting modern production facilities for the production of high value-added products [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

10 Sep 2019

Liberalization of repatriation of investments in Ukraine

The National Bank of Ukraine decided to abolish a EUR 5 million limit per calendar month on the repatriation of proceeds from foreign investments with the effect on 10 September 2019. The limit used to apply to proceeds from securities [...]

Philippines

Philippines

09 Sep 2019

Amended the Foreign Investment Act of 1991

On 9 September 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 300, which amended two provisions of the Foreign Investments Act of 1991, to attract more foreign investment into the country. The two amended provisions pertain to the removal of [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

06 Sep 2019

New regulations on foreign exchange took effect

On 26 June 2019, the State Bank of Vietnam issued Circular 06/2019/TT-NHNN on foreign exchange control of foreign direct investment (FDI) activities in Vietnam. It replaces Circular 19/2014/TT-NHNN (Circular 19) and amends certain [...]

India

India

02 Sep 2019

Relaxation of Foreign Investment Limits in the Insurance Sector

On 2 September 2019, the Ministry of Finance notified the Indian Insurance Companies (Foreign Investment) Amendment Rules 2019, which effectively abolished the existing ownership ceilings for FDI in insurance intermediaries. [...]

Argentina

Argentina

01 Sep 2019

Tightens its foreign exchange regime

On 1 September 2019, the Central Bank of Argentina published its Communication A6770 to regulate the inflow and outflow of foreign exchange. The new restrictions specify, for example, that: - export earnings in dollars must be exchanged [...]

Thailand

Thailand

29 Aug 2019

Updated Minimum Capital Provisions for Foreign Companies in Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, to fulfill various treaty obligations and for ease of enforcement, has abolished the previous three ministerial regulations on minimum capital for foreign companies, and issued a single new Ministerial [...]

Philippines

Philippines

28 Aug 2019

Allows foreign higher education institutions to establish branches

On 28 August 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the “Transnational Higher Education Act” or Republic Act No. 11448 that allows foreign higher education institutions to set up facilities in the country for the first time. [...]

Turkey

Turkey

07 Aug 2019

Turkey introduces new investment incentive scheme

On 7 August 2019, two Presidential Decrees no. 1402 and 1403 changed the existing investment incentive regimes in Turkey. Firstly, the large-scale investment incentive scheme was abolished. Secondly, a new "Technology Focused Industry [...]

Japan

Japan

01 Aug 2019

Expands Scope of Industries Subject to Prior Notification for FDI

On 27 May 2019, revisions of Japan’s inward investment screening processes were published in the official gazette. The changes, contained in two public notices, subject additional businesses or expand the scope of already listed businesses, [...]

China

China

30 Jul 2019

Releases updated versions of its two negative lists and encouraged foreign investment catalogue to promote foreign investment

On 30 July 2019, the Special Administrative Measures on Access to Foreign Investment (2019 edition), the Free Trade Zone Special Administrative Measures on Access to Foreign Investment (2019 edition), and the Catalogue of Encouraged [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 76