Investment Policy Measures

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Brazil

Brazil

15 Jun 2022

Regulates exploitation of offshore wind energy production

On 25 January 2022, the Brazilian government issued Decree No. 10.946/2022, which provides rules for allocating the use of physical spaces and natural resources in open waters for energy production. The decree will come into effect [...]

United States of America

United States of America

07 Jun 2022

Enacts new prohibitions on services to the Russian Federation

On 8 May 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new prohibitions pursuant to the Executive Order 14071 of 6 April 2022 (“Prohibiting New Investment in and Certain Services to the Russian Federation in Response [...]

European Union

European Union

03 Jun 2022

Adopts sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 3 June 2022, the European Union adopted the sixth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The restrictive measures in energy sector include: - Prohibiting the purchase, import or transfer of crude oil and certain [...]

Nepal

Nepal

30 May 2022

Reduces the minimum capital requirement by 60%

On 30 May 2022, on occasion of the presentation of the annual budget for the fiscal year 2022-23, that begins in mid-July, the Government of Nepal stated that the minimum threshold for foreign direct investment (FDI) will be reduced [...]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

25 May 2022

Broadens eligibility to investment incentives for certain economic activities in existing Special Economic Zones

On 25 May 2022, the Government of Costa Rica enacted Law No. 10.234, "Ley de Fortalecimiento de la Competitividad Territorial para promover la inversión fuera de la GAM" ("Law for the Strengthening of Territorial Competitiveness to [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

19 May 2022

Freezes assets of three major airlines in the Russian Federation

On 19 May 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the United Kingdom Sanctions List to include three major Russian airlines: JSC ROSSIYA AIRLINES, JSC URAL AIRLINES, PJSC AEROFLOT. These companies are now subject [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

11 May 2022

Adopts a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply

On 11 May 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted Decree No. 851, which introduced a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply. It includes 31 energy companies incorporated in the European [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

04 May 2022

Adopts new restrictions on payments of dividends to the shareholders from the sanctioned states

On 4 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No.254, the Russian Federation adopted new restrictions on payments of dividends exceeding the amount of 10 million Russian rubles. The payment of dividends from a Russian limited liability [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

03 May 2022

Introduces new counter-sanctions

On 3 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No. 252, the Russian Federation announced the introduction of new economic counter-sanctions, including: - A ban on the export of raw materials and products produced on the territory of [...]

Poland

Poland

26 Apr 2022

Adopts national sanctions list affecting Russian entities in gas, coal, IT, and manufacturing sectors

On 26 April 2022, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration announced sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus, affecting 50 individuals and entities that do business in Poland. These measures are supplementary to [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

21 Apr 2022

Freezes assets of Russian entities from military sector and transport industry

On 21 April 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom updated the UK Sanctions List to include Russian additional individuals and entities. Beyond several companies in the defence sector, the list [...]

Mexico

Mexico

20 Apr 2022

Reserves all lithium exploration and exploitation activities exclusively for the Mexican State

On 19 April, the Mexican Government enacted a new decree introducing several reforms to the National Mining Law in regards to the exploration and exploitation of lithium. The decree entered into force on 20 April. As a result of [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

16 Apr 2022

Prohibits placing and circulation of shares abroad through depositary receipts

On 16 April 2022, the Russian Federation adopted Federal Law No.114-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Joint Stock Companies” and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”(Федеральный закон от 16.04.2022 № 114-ФЗ "О [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

15 Apr 2022

Expands the list of sectors strategic for national security

On 15 April 2022, by the Federal Law No. 92-FZ, the Russian Federation amended the list of activities of strategic importance for the defence and the security of the State. It added to the list the following activities: transportation [...]

Angola

Angola

14 Apr 2022

Adopts a new Tax Benefits Code

The Tax Benefits Code (Law No. 8/22 of April 14 2022, effective on 14 May 2022) has been enacted. It provides that tax benefits can be granted with a maximum duration of 10 years to investments under either the prior declaration or [...]

Gabon

Gabon

14 Apr 2022

Creates a new Special Economic Zone - the Mpassa-Lebombi

On 14 April 2022, the Government announced the construction of a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Mpassa-Lebombi, in the south-eastern province of Haut-Ogooué. The SEZ aims at attracting investment in the agricultural and forestry [...]

Romania

Romania

14 Apr 2022

Introduces amendments to the FDI screening regime

On 14 April 2022, the Romanian Government passed a Government Emergency Ordinance No 46/2022 on measures implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019, which amends the FDI screening [...]

Australia

Australia

14 Apr 2022

Adopts additional sanctions on Russian State-owned enterprises

On 14 April 2022, the Australian Government imposed targeted financial sanctions on 14 Russian State-owned enterprises of strategic and economic importance. The list includes defence-related entities such as transportation company [...]

Australia

Australia

13 Apr 2022

Updates the Guidance Notes for foreign investment

On 13 April 2022, the Australian Treasury updated the Guidance Notes covering inter alia agriculture, commercial land, mining, residential land, and securities, available to investors to reflect the amendments made to the foreign investment [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

13 Apr 2022

Adopts further sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus on trade and finance

On 13 April 2022, the Federal Council adopted further sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus in the areas of trade and finance, mirroring the EU sanctions. They include bans on the import of coal, wood, cement and other [...]

Bahamas

Bahamas

13 Apr 2022

Bans all transactions by financial institutions under its jurisdiction with Russian entities

On 13 March 2022, the Government of the Bahamas prohibited all transactions by its national financial institutions with Russian entities that are already targeted by European and United States economic sanctions, in response to the [...]

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

08 Apr 2022

Adopts new tax incentives to guarantee wider private sector participation

On 8 April 2022, the President of Uzbekistan signed Decree No.UP-101, which introduces several measures to improve the business environment for private sector development. They include: Allowing foreign investors to invest in real [...]

European Union

European Union

08 Apr 2022

Adopts a fifth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 8 April 2022, the European Union adopted a fifth package of sanctions. Among others, Council Regulation 2022/576 comprises the following measures: - Import ban on coal, wood, rubber, cement, fertilisers, caviar, vodka and other [...]

Japan

Japan

08 Apr 2022

Phases out imports of Russian coal and Prohibits new Japanese investment in the Russian Federation

On 8 April 2022, the Government of Japan announced that it will phase out imports of Russian coal, oil, lumber, vodka and other goods and prohibit new Japanese investment in the Russian Federation, in line with measures taken by other [...]

Fiji

Fiji

07 Apr 2022

Investment Fiji Act 2022

On 7 April 2022, Fiji adopted the Investment Fiji Act, which aims to realign the mandate and functions of Investment Fiji to enable it to transition from being a regulator of foreign investors in Fiji to being a promotion agency for [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 87