Investment Policy Measures

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Romania

Romania

27 Feb 2020

Governmental control over foreign investment in oil industry introduced

On 27 February 2020, the Government Emergency Ordinance amending the Petroleum Law No. 238/2004 entered into force. Under the new law, the National Agency for Mineral Resources is now competent to refuse any concession and execution [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

18 Feb 2020

Law on Special Economic Zones adopted

On 18 February 2020, the Law on Special Economic Zones was published in the official gazette of Uzbekistan. It governs the creation, operation and liquidation of zones. Additionally, it also specifies roles of different public authorities [...]

United States of America

United States of America

13 Feb 2020

New implementing regulations on FDI screening promulgated

On 13 January 2020, the US Department of the Treasury released regulations implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) that strengthened the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

31 Jan 2020

Extends the list of public services available online

On 31 January 2020, Presidential Decree No. UP-5930 was issued. It extends the list of public services available online to include e.g. taxpayer registration, generation of extracts from the register of companies and applying for [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

26 Jan 2020

Adopts a comprehensive law on investment

On 26 January 2020, the Law № ЗРУ-598 on Investments and Investments Activities entered into force in Uzbekistan. It establishes a comprehensive regime for protection and promotion of foreign and domestic investments, as it brings [...]

Argentina

Argentina

21 Jan 2020

Suspends tax incentives regime for high tech sector

On 20 January 2020, the government announced the suspension of the incentives scheme under Law Nº 27.506. The regime was aimed to promote investments requiring significant R&D and technological know-how. The regime offered a [...]

North Macedonia

North Macedonia

20 Jan 2020

Regulations on Strategic Investments adopted

The Law on Strategic Investment was published on 20 January 2020 in the Official Gazette of the Republic of North Macedonia and entered into force. It introduces the category "strategic investment", entitled to special treatment. [...]

India

India

10 Jan 2020

Removing end-use restrictions in coal mine auctions

The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated on 10 January 2020. The Ordinance amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This ordinance [...]

Panama

Panama

02 Jan 2020

Grants investment incentives to new tourism projects

On 2 January 2020, the new Law no. 122 was promulgated in Panama. It amends the incentive regime for investment in the tourism sector. Its goal is to promote investment and financing of new tourism projects or their extensions, but [...]

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

01 Jan 2020

Tax exemption period in industrial and hi-tech parks has been extended

On 1 January 2020, the last Tax Code amendment entered into force. Residents of industrial and hi-tech parks in Azerbaijan are now exempted from income, land and property taxes for 10 years, - up from previously 7 years. Furthermore, [...]

China

China

01 Jan 2020

Trial measures to further facilitate FDI in Yangtze River Delta

The Shanghai Market Supervision Administration (“Shanghai MSA”), the Jiangsu MSA, the Zhejiang MSA and the Anhui MSA have recently jointly published three trial measures in relation to foreign-invested enterprises (“FIEs”). These measures [...]

China

China

01 Jan 2020

New Foreign Investment Law and its implementation regulations came into effect

On 1 January 2020, the new Foreign Investment Law of China and its implementation regulations came into effect, which overhauled the decades-old regime for foreign-invested enterprises in China. [...]

France

France

31 Dec 2019

Expands and clarifies its FDI screening regime

The Decree No. 2019-1590 of 31 December 2019 expands and clarifies the foreign investment screening regime in France along with implementing a Ministerial Order. It enters into force on 1 April 2020. The new regulation lowers the [...]

China

China

26 Dec 2019

Regulations for the Implementation of the Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China has been issued

On 26 December 2019, the Regulations for the Implementation of the Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China was issued by the State Council. It came into force on 1 January 2020. Key points include: - Five-year transitional [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

26 Dec 2019

New regulation to facilitate the transformation of foreign bank branches

On 23 December 2019, Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or OJK) issued Regulation No. 41/POJK.03/2019 on the Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition, Integration and Conversion of Commercial Banks. The regulation [...]

United States of America

United States of America

19 Dec 2019

Regulations relating to tax incentives in Opportunity Zones adopted

On 19 December 2019, the US Treasury Department together with the Internal Revenue Service adopted the final regulations relating to tax incentives in so-called "Opportunity Zones". They provide clarity in the existing tax framework. [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

12 Dec 2019

New income tax incentives

On 13 December 2019, Indonesia issued Gevernment Regulation 78 of 2019, which sets out a variety of tax incentives for businesses investing in specific industries and provinces in the country.The regulation came into effect on 12 December [...]

Greece

Greece

03 Dec 2019

Privatization of energy sector

On 3 December 2019, the Law 4643/2019 was published in the Official Journal of Greece. It aims at liberalizing the energy market and promoting renewable energy sources. Under the new regime, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will [...]

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

01 Dec 2019

New Qualified Investor Definition

The United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has issued a decision (No. 37 (R.M) of 2019), effective 1 December 2019, amending the definition of "Qualified Investor" in all regulations issued by the SCA. The [...]

Oman

Oman

24 Nov 2019

Launches new investment portal

On 24 November 2019, Oman’s investment promotion and export development agency ( "Ithraa") unveiled the "Invest in Oman" portal. The first and only investment platform dedicated to driving and facilitating foreign investment into the [...]

Japan

Japan

22 Nov 2019

Revises rules on foreign investment

On 22 November 2019, Japan's parliament passed a bill which would revise the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. This bill will tighten regulations on foreign investments in listed Japanese companies related to national security, [...]

Italy

Italy

21 Nov 2019

Cybernetic National Security Perimeter Law tightens the FDI screening regime

On 21 November 2019, the Law No. 133/2019 entered into force in Italy. Its aim is to "ensure a high level of security of networks, information systems and IT services of public administrations, national bodies and operators, public [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

18 Nov 2019

Further opens air transport businesses

On 18 November 2019, the Viet Nam government issued a decree to change air transport business requirements with a view to creating favorable conditions for new enterprises. Under Government Decree 89/2019/ND-CP, foreign-invested airlines [...]

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 [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 77