Investment Policy Measures

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United States of America

United States of America

02 Aug 2021

Extension of an existing investment ban for U.S. citizens in certain Chinese companies

On June 3, 2021, the Government issued an executive order enacting a prohibition on investment by U.S. nationals in several Chinese companies operating in the surveillance technology sector. The Executive Order expands the scope of [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

05 Jul 2021

New tax disclosures under revised overseas investment regime now in effect

New Zealand revised its investment regime, via a newly published form (IR1245) which requires overseas investors looking to acquire significant New Zealand business assets to make new tax disclosures as part of their application under [...]

Australia

Australia

01 Jul 2021

Investor visa requirements tightened

On 1 July 2021, Australia revised its migration policy regime, through amendments of relevant laws which took effect on the same day. Visa holders in both the investor and significant investor categories are now required to invest [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

01 Jul 2021

Issuing new regulation on payment systems

On 29 December 2020, Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, issued regulation No.22/23/PBI/2020. This regulation introduced new requirements with regard to share ownership and capital, which could impact foreign investors in the [...]

Brazil

Brazil

21 Jun 2021

Partially privatizes an electricity utilities State-owned company

On 21 June 2021, the National Congress of Brazil approved new legislation allowing for a partial privatization of a State-owned enterprise from the energy sector. The new legislation (entitled Provisional Measure No.1031/2021) mandates [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

07 Jun 2021

Revocation of emergency notification regime and introduction of 'call-in' regime

On 26 May 2021, the Government announced that it will revoke the temporary emergency notification regime in the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (Act), from 7 June 2020. Also, the National Security and Public Order (NSPO) notification [...]

Fiji

Fiji

03 Jun 2021

Adopts a new Investment Act

The Investment Act, which was published on 3 June 2021 as Act 5 of 2021, replaces the Foreign Investment Act of 1999. The new Act introduces a broader range of treatment and protection guarantees for foreign investors and removes the [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

02 Jun 2021

Increased Paid-up Capital Requirements for Foreign Companies

On 1 April 2021, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal BKPM) issued BKPM Regulation 4 of 2021 regarding an increase of paid-up capital requirements that foreign investors have to pay when establishing [...]

Angola

Angola

28 May 2021

Government launches tender to privatize stake in telecommunications company

The Instituto de Gestão de Activos e Participações do Estado, (IGAPE), the state entity responsible for implementing the 2019-2022 Privatisation Programme, began on 28 May 2021 the Limited Tender by Prior Qualification for the privatization [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

24 May 2021

Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2021

New Zealand adopted on 24 May 2021, the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2021, which introduces changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005. The changes, inter alia, remove the need for consent from the Overseas Investment Office [...]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

23 May 2021

Opens maritime cabotage services to foreign investors

On 5 April 2021 a new "Law for the Promotion of Tourist Marinas and Coastal Development" was signed. The new legislation authorizes vessels under foreign flag to operate in the domestic market for maritime cabotage transportation and [...]

Mexico

Mexico

05 May 2021

Reforms and tightens legal framework on hidrocarbons

On 5 May, a reform package for Mexico's Hydrocarbon Law entered into force. The reform grants the State new powers to exercise regulatory control over the distribution, storage, import and export of fuels and oil produced in the country. [...]

Germany

Germany

01 May 2021

FDI screening expanded over high-tech

On 1 May 2021, the 17th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance entered into force. The new ordinance reorganizes the list of sectors and activities covered by the FDI review mechanis, which now enumerates 27 sectors. [...]

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, [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

30 Apr 2021

New Criteria for Hi-tech Enterprises

On 30 April 2021, the Decision No. 10/2021/QD-TTg, which details criteria for identifying hi-tech businesses, will take effect. The decision lists certain conditions that are applicable for businesses to be considered as hi-tech enterprises. [...]

Mauritius

Mauritius

29 Apr 2021

The disposal of properties by foreigners now requires prior approval

On 29 April 2021, the Non-Citizens Property Restriction Amendment Act 2021 (the Amendment Act) entered into force, which widens the ambit of the Non-Citizens Property Restriction Act 1975 (the Act). The 1975 Act provides that non-citizens [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

29 Apr 2021

National Security and Investment Bill receives Royal Assent

On 29 April 2021, the National Security and Investment Bill received Royal Assent and became law in the United Kingdom. It will enter into force upon a date decided by the Government. The main purpose of the Act is to introduce a stand-alone [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

28 Apr 2021

New Investment Ministry established

On April 28, 2021, the Government of Indonesia established a new Ministry of Investment. The Ministry of Investment is the result of upgrading the bureaucratic status of the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

27 Apr 2021

UK Investment Council established

On 27 April 2021, the UK Investment Council was established to "to enhance UK inward investment and inform the UK’s independent trade policy by providing a forum for global investors" to advice the Government. The Council is chaired [...]

Angola

Angola

22 Apr 2021

Amendments to the Private Investment Law

Law 10/21 of 22 April 2021, which amended the Private Investment Law (Law 10/18 of 26 June) marks the return of the "contractual system" in the area of private investment, which is based on a negotiation of the conditions to implement [...]

Brazil

Brazil

14 Apr 2021

Privatizes operation of airports, maritime ports and rail lines

On 9 April 2021, the Brazilian government concluded privatization auctions to award operation contracts for several transport infrastructures in different regions, previously operated by state-owned enterprises. As a result, concession [...]

Mozambique

Mozambique

13 Apr 2021

Raises minimum capital requirements for free transfer of funds

The Decree No. 20/2021, of 13 April, which amends the Regulation of the Investment Law, raises the minimum capital requirement for foreign investors to be able to repatriate profits and invested capital (from USD 45'000 to USD 130'000). [...]

Panama

Panama

05 Apr 2021

Launch of a new Export and Investment Promotion Agency - ProPanama

On 5 April 2021, a law was enacted creating a new Export and Investment Promotion Agency. The 'Autoridad Nacional para la Atracción de Inversiones y Promoción de Exportaciones de Panamá' (ProPanamá), will replace the prior entity that [...]

Namibia

Namibia

01 Apr 2021

15% stake in new mines reserved for Namibians

From 1 April 2021, all applications for a mining licence in Namibia must have 15% local owners. According to the Ministry all “applications by Namibian nationals for the transfer, cessation and assignment of mineral licences to foreign [...]

Ukraine

Ukraine

28 Mar 2021

Introduction of tax incentives for large investments

On 28 March 2021, the Law no. 1293-IX entered into force to supplement the previously enacted Law On State Support for Investment Projects with Significant Investments. The new legislation provides investors implementing large investments [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 84