Investment Policy Measures

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Argentina

Argentina

19 Sep 2022

Creates new investment incentives regime for the automotive manufacturing sector

On 1 September 2022, the Argentine Congress enacted Law 27.686 to Promotote Investments in the Automotive Industry and its Value Chain ("Ley de Promoción de Inversiones en la Industria Automotriz-Autopartista y su Cadena de valor"). [...]

United States of America

United States of America

15 Sep 2022

Issued new Executive Order to strengthen the screening mechanism for Inbound Foreign Investments

On 15 September 2022, the president of the United States issued an Executive Order providing formal guidance to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on factors CFIUS must consider when conducting national [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

08 Sep 2022

Restricts certain FDI transactions in Russian limited liability companies

On 8 September 2022, Presidential Decree No. 618 introduced new restrictions on certain transactions in Russian limited liability companies (LLC) for foreign investors “associated with states undertaking unfriendly actions with respect [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

31 Aug 2022

Further aligns its sanctions regime against the Russian Federation with the European Union's

On 31 August 2022, the Swiss Federal Council extended the sanctions against the Russian Federation. The new measures further aligned its sanctions regime to the measures adopted by the European Union and can be summarized as follows: [...]

United States of America

United States of America

16 Aug 2022

$369 billion in investment incentives to address energy security and climate change

On 16 August 2022, the president of the United States signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The law includes about 369 billion USD in incentives for energy and climate-related programs, including: - Tax credits, research loans, [...]

United States of America

United States of America

09 Aug 2022

Restricts outward FDI in semiconductors in select countries

On 9 August 2022, the President of the United States signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act which intends to boost investments in critical and emerging technologies (as described here: https://investmentpolicy.unctad.org/investment-policy-monitor/measures/4005/united-states-of-america-new-law-to-boost-investments-in-critical-and-emerging-technologies) [...]

United States of America

United States of America

09 Aug 2022

New law to boost investments in critical and emerging technologies

On 9 August 2022, the President of the United States signed into law the "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act". The objective of the law is to boost American semiconductor research, development, [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

05 Aug 2022

Sets out new restrictions in financial, fuel and energy sectors for certain foreign investors

On 5 August 2022, Presidential Decree No.520 set out new prohibitions in the financial, fuel and energy sectors for foreign investors connected with the states included in the “List of foreign states and territories performing unfriendly [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

03 Aug 2022

Adopts further sanctions against the Russian Federation to implement the European Union's seventh sanction package

On 3 August 2022, the Swiss Federal Council revised the Ordinance on Measures connected with the situation in Ukraine to partially implement the European Union’s seventh sanction package against the Russian Federation. The most important [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

02 Aug 2022

Establishes an Investment Promotion Authority

On 2 August 2022, the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia approved the establishment of the Saudi Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA), which will work to attract national and foreign investment as part of the National Investment [...]

Italy

Italy

01 Aug 2022

Introduces a pre-filing procedure for FDI transactions in strategic sectors

On 1 August 2022, the President of the Council of Ministers adopted Decree No. 133, which seeks to speed up the FDI screening procedure and to introduce a pre-filing procedure for FDI transactions in strategic sectors. The new procedure [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

29 Jul 2022

Adopts further sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 29 July 2022, the Swiss Federal Council amended the Ordinance on Measures connected with the situation in Ukraine. It added 54 individuals and 13 entities to the financial restrictions and prohibition of entry and transit lists. [...]

Algeria

Algeria

28 Jul 2022

Publishes a new Investment Code

Published in the official journal on 28 July 2022, the new investment law aims to (i) lay down the rules governing investment, (ii) to define the rights and obligations of investors and the incentive schemes applicable to investments. [...]

European Union

European Union

21 Jul 2022

Adopts the seventh package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 21 July 2022, the Council of the European Union expanded the scope of its sanctions against the Russian Federation. The new sanctions include: - A gold import ban that includes a prohibition to purchase, import or transfer gold [...]

Mauritius

Mauritius

21 Jul 2022

Launches a one stop shop for the financial services sector

Launched at the seat of the Financial Services Commission on 21 July 2022, the FSC Single Window, is a one-stop-shop service to serve financial institutions, businesses, high-net-worth individuals and potential investors, providing [...]

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

20 Jul 2022

Enacts new legal framework and new investment incentives for Special Economic Zones

On 20 July 2022, the Government of Venezuela enacted the "Ley Orgánica de las Zonas Económicas Especiales", a new legal framework for Special Economic Zones (SEZ), with the objective of developing a new national productive model; promoting [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

19 Jul 2022

Expands restrictions on investments into the Russian Federation

On 18 July 2022, by the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit)(Amendment) (No.12) Regulations 2022, the United Kingdom introduced new restrictions on investments into the Russian Federation. Restrictions regarding investments (and services directly [...]

Korea, Republic of

Korea, Republic of

18 Jul 2022

Offers up to 50% cash reimbursement to FDI in strategic industries

On 18 July 2022, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy amended the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) - approved cash grant program, so as to offer up to 50% cash reimbursement for foreign investment in activities deemed strategically [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

14 Jul 2022

Amends the conversion mechanism of depository receipts into the underlying Russian shares

On 14 July 2022, the Russian Federation adopted the Federal Law No.319-FZ, that amended the existing conversion mechanism of depository receipts into the underlying Russian shares. This procedure allows Russian holders of depository [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

12 Jul 2022

Adopts new investment incentives

On 12 July 2022, the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia issued Investment Incentives Regulation No. 517-2022, which offers income tax exemption for investors from the date of obtaining the business license or expansion permit, as provided [...]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

09 Jul 2022

Streamlined the FDI approval process

On 9 July 2022, the Ministry of Technology and Investment Promotion took steps to streamline the foreign direct investment (FDI) approval process, by removing obstacles and bureaucratic bottlenecks in obtaining approval for foreign [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

05 Jul 2022

Introduces measures to facilitate transactions involving foreign currency

On 5 July 2022, the President of the Russian Federation issued Decree No. 430 “On repatriation of foreign and Russian currency by the residents who participate in international economic activity”. The Decree seeks to facilitate transactions [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

05 Jul 2022

Imposes further financial and trade sanctions against Belarus

On 5 July 2022, the United Kingdom’s Government amended the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU exit) Regulations 2019. The amendments widen the financial sanctions by extending existing restrictions to a broader range of transferable [...]

Somalia

Somalia

03 Jul 2022

Licencing of first two foreign banks since 1970

On 3 July 2022, the Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) has licensed the first two foreign lenders since 1970. The CBS governor said that Banque Misr (Egypt) and Ziraat Katilim (Turkey) can now operate in the country after the board endorsed [...]

Cambodia

Cambodia

30 Jun 2022

Introduces “Cambodia My 2nd Home” programme

On 30 June 2022, the Ministry of Interior approved the "Cambodia My 2nd Home” visa programme, with the main goal of promoting trade and investment. To qualify for the My 2nd Home visa, a foreign investor needs to have an investment [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 88