Investment Policy Measures

1084 results
Spain

Spain

19 Nov 2020

Temporary screening regime for foreign investment prolonged

On 19 November 2020, the Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 relating to urgent measures against the COVID-19 pandemic entered into force. Inter alia, it prolongs the regime of suspension of liberalization of certain foreign direct investments [...]

Indonesia

Indonesia

02 Nov 2020

"Omnibus Law" on job creation has been enacted

On 2 November 2020, Indonesia’s President officially enacted the job creation law - commonly known as the "Omnibus Law". It aims to attract investment, create new jobs, and stimulate the economy by, among other things, simplifying [...]

China

China

01 Nov 2020

Shanghai adopts new foreign investment regulations

On 25 September 2020, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress adopted the Shanghai Regulations on Foreign Investment, effective from 1 November 2020 (the Shanghai FDI Regulations). The regulations will apply to all foreign investment [...]

Pakistan

Pakistan

27 Oct 2020

New mechanism to enable companies to conveniently remit disinvestment proceeds to foreign shareholders

On 27 October 2020, the State Bank of Pakistan introduced a new mechanism to enable companies in Pakistan to conveniently remit disinvestment proceeds to their foreign shareholders. The goal is to make Pakistan a more attractive place [...]

China

China

18 Oct 2020

Giving Shenzhen greater autonomy to attract investment

On 18 October 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission published a list of reforms for Shenzhen that include steps for financial markets, intellectual property protection, economic legislation and talent attraction. Key [...]

India

India

16 Oct 2020

Clarifying FDI Policy related Digital Media

On 16 October 2020, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a Clarification on FDI Policy for uploading/streaming of new and current affairs through Digital Media. Accordingly, entities engaged in uploading / streaming of news [...]

United States of America

United States of America

15 Oct 2020

Final Rule on Provisions Pertaining to Certain Investments in the U.S. by Foreign Persons

On 15 October 2020, a "Final Rule" issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury came into effect, modifying the criteria for mandatory declarations for certain foreign investment transactions involving a U.S. business that produces, [...]

European Union

European Union

11 Oct 2020

Investment screening regulation of the European Union entered into force

On 11 October 2020, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union entered into full application. The Regulation creates a mechanism [...]

Uruguay

Uruguay

07 Oct 2020

Increased tax benefits granted under the Investment Promotion Regime

Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Ufruguay has increased the tax benefits granted to eligible projects under the investment promotion regime. Eligible projects have been expanded to include: - Companies [...]

Brazil

Brazil

01 Oct 2020

Central Bank Resolution

On 1 October 2020, the Central Bank Resolution Nº4.852 of 27 August 2020 became effective. The Resolution introduces amendments to Regulation Annex I to Resolution No. 4.373 of 29 September 2014 and designates the Securities and Exchange [...]

China

China

01 Oct 2020

New mechanism to handle complaints by foreign-invested entities

On 1 October 2020, the Rules on Handling Complaints of Foreign-Invested Enterprises entered into force. The rules were released on 25 August 2020 and are based on Article 26 of the recently adopted Foreign Investment Law and its implementing [...]

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic

23 Sep 2020

Allowing foreign nationals to own condominiums

On 23 September 2020, the Lao Official Gazette has posted the latest version of the Law on Land, which permits foreigners to own condominiums. Under Article 132 of the law, foreigners can now purchase and own condominiums in Laos. [...]

China

China

19 Sep 2020

Releasing details on the "Unreliable Entity List"

On 19 September 2020, the Regulation on the Unreliable Entity List entered into force, following an announcement by the Ministry of Commerce in May 2019. The Regulation establishes a framework for restrictions or penalties on foreign [...]

India

India

17 Sep 2020

Increasing FDI ceiling in the defense sector to 74 per cent via automatic route

On 17 September 2020, the government of India announced a revision of the rules on FDI in the defence sector. While 100% foreign ownership in the sector is allowed as previously, ownership of up to 74% is now allowed under the automatic [...]

Iraq

Iraq

14 Sep 2020

Launched a new online single window system for business registration

On 13 September 2020, Iraq launched a new platform to simplify company registration allowing investors to create a company entirely online. With this new platform, investors now need only complete one registration form, make one payment [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

07 Sep 2020

Adoption of New Investment Regulation

The Investment Regulation No. 474/2020, which was adopted on 7 September 2020, opens the transport services sector. Previously, the provision of transport services, including air, railway, ground and marine transport was closed to [...]

Australia

Australia

04 Sep 2020

Reinstating certain monetary thresholds for leasehold interests

On 4 September 2020, the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Commercial Land Lease Threshold Test) Regulations 2020 entered into force. The Regulations, which apply in all states of Australia, reinstate monetary thresholds [...]

New Zealand

New Zealand

01 Sep 2020

Maintaining Temporary Overseas Investment Screening Rules

On 1 September 2020, the New Zealand Government decided to prolong the Emergency Notification Regime in the Overseas Investment Act 2005 for another 90 days to ensure that New Zealand’s national interest remains protected. In June [...]

United States of America

United States of America

27 Aug 2020

Final Rule, Definition of “Principal Place of Business”

On 27 August 2020, a Final Rule issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury clarifying revisions to the definition of “principal place of business” in the regulations of the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) [...]

Colombia

Colombia

21 Aug 2020

Introduction of special tax regime for "mega-investments"

The Ministry of Finance introduced a special tax regime for mega-investments (Decree 1157 of 2020), effective from 21 August 2020. Eligibility criteria include: - New investments in industrial or commercial activities, exceeding 30 [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

18 Aug 2020

Government Commission for the Development of Export and Investment established

On 18 August 2020, Presidential Decree № УП-6042 established the Government Commission for the Development of Export and Investment. The mandate of the Commission includes, inter alia, (1) ensuring the effective implementation of investment [...]

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic

12 Aug 2020

Amending Law on Land

On 12 August 2020, the amended Law on Land No. 70/NA was published in the Official Gazette of the Lao Ministry of Justice, replacing the previous amendment of the law from 2003. While permanent land use rights remain prohibited to [...]

China

China

12 Aug 2020

China Releases Circular on Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment

On 12 August 2020, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (“State Council”) released the Circular on Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (the “Circular”), in which the Chinese government announced [...]

Korea, Republic of

Korea, Republic of

05 Aug 2020

Amending the Enforcement Decree of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act

On 5 August 2020, amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Foreign Investment Promotion Act entered into force. One of the changes has made it possible for the competent Minister or the heads of the relevant agencies to request [...]

France

France

02 Aug 2020

Government lowers control thresholds for FDI screening

By Decree no. 2020-892 of 22 July 2020, the French Government lowered the control threshold that requires prior governmental review of a foreign acquisition from previously 25 percent of the shares of listed companies to 10 percent. [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 82