Investment Policy Measures

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European Union

European Union

24 Jan 2024

Proposes new initiatives on inward and outward FDI screening

On 24 January 2024, the European Commission unveiled several initiatives aimed at strengthening the economic security of the European Union (EU). Among these, two initiatives concern specifically inward and outward FDI. A new proposed [...]

United States of America

United States of America

11 Jan 2024

The National Defense Industrial Strategy recognizes threats posed by foreign transactions

On 11 January 2024, the Department of Defense unveiled its National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS), aimed at developing "a more robust, resilient, and dynamic modernised defense industrial ecosystem". The Strategy outlines a [...]

Egypt

Egypt

03 Jan 2024

Grants foreigners right to own land for investment

On 3 January 2024, Egypt's House of Representatives passed a significant amendment to the Desert Land Law, enabling foreigners to own land for investment projects. The amendment explicitly allows foreign investors to acquire land for [...]

Hungary

Hungary

01 Jan 2024

Introduces tax relief for the pharmaceutical industry

On 17 July 2023, the Government of Hungary enacted Government Decree No. 317/2023 (VII.17.), amending provisions related to extra-profit taxes in the pharmaceutical industry. This amendment introduces tax relief, enabling taxpayers [...]

Canada

Canada

01 Jan 2024

Introduced new reporting obligations relating to forced and child labour in supply chains

On 1 January 2024, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act entered into force in Canada. It establishes an obligation for private sector entities and governmental institutions to submit annual reports [...]

Italy

Italy

01 Jan 2024

Introduces measures to promote investment in the southern regions

On 30 December 2023, the Government of Italy enacted the 2024 Budget Law (Law No. 213 of 30 December 2023), which includes tax measures designed to stimulate investment. These include a new tax credit aimed at encouraging investments [...]

France

France

01 Jan 2024

Makes the foreign investment control regime permanent and further expands its scope

On 28 December 2023, through Decree No. 2023-1293 the Government of France implemented changes to the foreign investment screening regime. Notably, the Decree makes the regime to control non-European investors crossing the 10 per cent [...]

United States of America

United States of America

01 Jan 2024

Beneficial Ownership Information requirements enter into force on 1 January 2024

Starting from 1 January 2024, companies operating in the United States will be required to provide information on their beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. [...]

Peru

Peru

22 Dec 2023

Introduces new incentives for the textile and clothing sectors

On 22 December 2023, Peru adopted the Law No. 31969. Effective from 1 January 2024, this law introduces new measures to enhance competitiveness and job creation in several sectors, including textile, clothing, agriculture, irrigation, [...]

United States of America

United States of America

22 Dec 2023

Introduces secondary sanctions on foreign financial institutions

On 22 December 2023, the President of the United States issued an Executive Order titled "Taking Additional Steps With Respect to the Russian Federation’s Harmful Activities." This order introduces sanctions against foreign financial [...]

Ecuador

Ecuador

20 Dec 2023

Adopts PPP regime, SEZ regime and several new investment incentives

On 20 December 2023, Ecuador published the Law on Economic Efficiency and Employment Generation in the Official Gazette, which contains various tax reform measures, including: New Temporary Tax Residence Regime for Individuals: [...]

United States of America

United States of America

20 Dec 2023

The U.S. Treasury revised its Guidance on the Price Cap for Russian Oil

On 20 December 2023, the Treasury of the United States published its updated 'Guidance on Implementation of the Price Cap Policy for Crude Oil and Petroleum Products of Russian Federation Origin', which introduces amendments agreed [...]

European Union

European Union

19 Dec 2023

Adopts the twelfth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 18 December 2023, the European Union adopted the twelfth sanctions package against the Russian Federation. The new restrictions include additional measures such as asset freezes on economic entities across a range of industrial [...]

Hungary

Hungary

14 Dec 2023

Introduces State's pre-emption right on acquisition of strategic companies involved in solar

On 14 December 2023, the Government of Hungary amended its FDI screening rules through Government Decree No. 566/2023, introducing government pre-emption rights for FDI deals involving strategic solar power plant companies. This right [...]

Netherlands

Netherlands

13 Dec 2023

Publishes new guidance on the application of its FDI screening regime

On 13 December 2023, the Investment Assessment Bureau (BTI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate published guidelines on the application of its FDI screening regime as laid down in the Vifo Act. The BTI's guidance papers [...]

United States of America

United States of America

12 Dec 2023

Imposed new sanctions relating to the confilct in Ukraine

On 12 December 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States, in alignment with commitments from the G7 Meeting, expanded its list of sanctions to include over 150 individuals and [...]

Romania

Romania

06 Dec 2023

Amends its FDI screening regime

On 29 November 2023, the Government of Romania introduced amendments to its FDI screening regime through the Emergency Ordinance No. 108/2023. The amendments expands the scope of the screening mechanism, which now encompasses below-control [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

05 Dec 2023

Offers a 30-year tax relief package to attract regional corporate headquarters

On 5 December 2023, the Government of Saudi Arabia offered a 30-year tax exemption package for foreign companies establishing their regional headquarters (RHQ) in Saudi Arabia. The incentive is a key part of its campaign to attract [...]

Sweden

Sweden

01 Dec 2023

Introduces FDI screening regime

On 1 December 2023, the Swedish FDI screening regime (Lag om granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar) entered into force, introducing substantial changes to the regulatory framework governing foreign investments in Sweden. Foreign [...]

Uruguay

Uruguay

28 Nov 2023

Launched a single window for investment

On 28 November 2023, the Government of Uruguay launched the Single Window for Investment (VUI - Ventanilla Única de Inversiones), accessible at https://vui.gub.uy/. This initiative aims to enhance the business environment in Uruguay [...]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

28 Nov 2023

Approves new minimum corporate income tax (CIT) for multinational enterprises

On 29 November 2023, the National Assembly of Viet Nam approved a Resolution No. 39/2023/UBTVQH15 on applying additional corporate income tax in line with the Global Anti-Base Erosion Rules (global minimum tax). Under this resolution [...]

Chile

Chile

28 Nov 2023

ProChile signed an agreement to promote the establishment of Chilean startups in Brazil

On 28 November 2023, during the second day of the Chile-Brazil Meeting in Sao Paulo, ProChile and Biopark (a technological Park located in western Paraná) signed a collaboration agreement aiming to bring 10 Chilean startups into the [...]

Thailand

Thailand

24 Nov 2023

Institutes new investor visa for Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)

On 24 November 2023, the Government of Thailand approved the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) visa and work permit for foreigners, imposing a flat income tax rate of 17 per cent to boost foreign investments. The EEC, which covers three [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

20 Nov 2023

Extends the investment zone and freeport tax reliefs

On 20 November 2023, the Government of the United Kingdom announced that the investment zone and freeport tax reliefs will be extended from five to ten years. In addition, each investment zone will be provided with 160 million pounds [...]

Algeria

Algeria

15 Nov 2023

Establishes the terms and conditions for granting State-owned land for investment projects

On 15 November 2023, Algeria enacted Law No. 23-17, , establishing the guidelines for allocating State-owned land for investment projects, with the primary objective of promoting and streamlining investment endeavors. This legislation [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 93