Investment Policy Measures

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Morocco

Morocco

26 Jan 2023

Defines a new investment support regime

On 26 January 2022, the Government Council issued a Decree which supplements the Investment Charter adopted in December 2022. The Decree details the key elements of the "investment support system", which includes three categories of [...]

Canada

Canada

01 Jan 2023

Prohibits the purchase of residential property by foreigners for a period of 2 years

On 1 January 2023, the "Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act" came into force, which prohibits the purchase of residential property in Canada by non-Canadians. This new legislation will remain in force for two years [...]

Pakistan

Pakistan

31 Dec 2022

Outsources the management and operation of the three major international airports to foreign investors

On 31 December 2022, the Government of Pakistan decided to outsource the management of the Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore, and Islamabad International Airport to international operators, [...]

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

30 Dec 2022

State Budget Law for 2023 includes new incentives for R&D, innovation and renewables

Cape Verde published the State Budget Law for 2023 ( Law No. 16/X/2022) on 30 December 2022. It includes the following incentives: • R&D tax incentives from 2023 to 2038 for qualifying resident corporate taxpayers, as well as [...]

Spain

Spain

27 Dec 2022

Extends and expands the FDI screening regime until 31 December 2024

On 27 December 2022, the Government of Spain issued the Royal Decree-Law No.20/2022 that introduced some changes to the FDI screening regime. The decree extended the scope of foreign investment definition to cover those investments [...]

Spain

Spain

23 Dec 2022

Reduces corporate income tax rate and approves a new special tax regime for investment in the Balearic Islands

On 23 December 2022, Spain approved the General State Budget Law for 2023 that, among others: 1) It reduced the CIT rate from 25 to 23 per cent for entities with net revenues below 1 million EUR; 2) Introduced a new special tax [...]

France

France

23 Dec 2022

Further extends the temporary measure lowering the threshold triggering FDI screening

On 23 December 2022, by Decree No. 2022-1622, the French government further extended the temporary measure to lower the threshold for holding voting rights in listed French companies triggering the control of foreign investments in [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

16 Dec 2022

Introduces further sanctions against the Russian Federation, aligned with the European Union's

On 16 December 2022, the Federal Council adopted further sanctions against the Russian Federation, bringing Switzerland’s measures in line with those of the European Union. The new measures introduced a prohibition on the provision [...]

European Union

European Union

16 Dec 2022

Adopts the ninth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 16 December 2022, the European Union adopted the ninth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Among other sanction measures, it prohibits new investments in the mining sector, with the exception of mining and quarrying [...]

Morocco

Morocco

12 Dec 2022

Adopts a new Investment Charter

The Government adopted an Investment Charter, published on 12 December 2022. The Charter: • Applies to both foreign and domestic investment, except for investment in agriculture, which remains subject to sectoral legislation. Real [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

05 Dec 2022

Prohibits the delivery by ship of oil and oil products from the Russian Federation and related ancillary services

On 5 December 2022, the United Kingdom adopted The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulations 2022. It prohibits the supply and delivery by ship of certain oil and oil products from the Russian Federation to a third [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

02 Dec 2022

Announces establishment of the Aseer Investment Company (AIC)

On 2 December 2022, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced the establishment of the Aseer Investment Company (AIC) to promote local and foreign direct investment to develop and transform the region into a year-round [...]

Slovakia

Slovakia

29 Nov 2022

Expands its FDI screening regime

On 29 November 2022, the National Council adopted Act No. 497/2022 Coll. on Screening of Foreign Direct Investments for the protection of the security and public order, which significantly expands the scope of FDI screening regime [...]

Romania

Romania

26 Nov 2022

Amends the Companies Law to streamline and simplify business procedures

On 26 July 2022, the Parliament of Romania passed the Law no.265, which significantly amended the Romanian Companies law. Among the key changes are the following: - The simplification of the regulations applicable to incorporation [...]

Czechia

Czechia

24 Nov 2022

Introduces a windfall profits tax at 60 per cent rate for energy companies

On 24 November 2022, the Czech Senate introduced a temporary tax on the extra profits of companies in the fields of energy production, petroleum, trading, banking, extraction and processing of fossil fuels that meet certain annual [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

23 Nov 2022

Implements the European Union’s eighth sanction package against the Russian Federation

On 23 November 2022, following the adoption of the eighth European Union’s sanction package, the Federal Council introduced further sanctions against the Russian Federation. They included a ban on the provision of IT, engineering, [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

17 Nov 2022

Imposes new levy on companies generating electricity and increases the Energy Profits Levy to 35 per cent

On 17 November 2022, the Government imposed new windfall taxes on companies of the energy industry. The Energy Profit Levy, which applies to the profits of oil and gas companies, was originally introduced in May 2022 at a rate of 25 [...]

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

16 Nov 2022

Issues expression of interest to partially privatize Ethio-telecom

On 16 November 2022, the Government of Ethiopia announced that it will privatize 40 percent of Ethio-telecom. The partial privatization aims at creating a competitive and diverse telecom sector to achieve the digital transformation [...]

Philippines

Philippines

15 Nov 2022

Allows 100% foreign ownership in the renewable energy sector.

On 15 November 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) revised the foreign investment negative list to open the renewable energy sector to full foreign ownership (currently subject to a 40% cap). The amendment enables foreign citizens [...]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

14 Nov 2022

Launches new agency to spur investments and export promotion

On 14 November 2022, the Government of Sri Lanka set up a new agency to promote investment and external trade. Accordingly, a new agency (one platform) will be established in place of the Board of Investment (BOI), the Export Development [...]

Romania

Romania

08 Nov 2022

Establishes the Commission for the examination of foreign direct investments

On 28 October 2022, by Decision no.1326 the Government approved the Regulation on the organization and functioning of the Commission for the examination of foreign direct investments. The role of the new commission is to examine and [...]

Nepal

Nepal

05 Nov 2022

Restricts access to business visa to prevent misuse

On 5 November 2022, the Government of Nepal tightened the business visa issuance system to prevent misuse of the facility following rising cases of investment pledges not being fulfilled after the applicant had obtained the visa. According [...]

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

01 Nov 2022

Opens Special Integrated Logistics Zone to attract foreign investment

On 1 November 2022, the Government of Saudi Arabia unveiled its first Special Integrated Logistics Zone to position itself as the region’s leading logistics hub and attract foreign investment. The zone offers investors a 50-year tax [...]

Canada

Canada

28 Oct 2022

Increases scrutiny on investment by foreign State-owned enterprises in critical minerals sectors

On 28 October 2022, the Government of Canada released a policy statement clarifying how the Investment Canada Act will be applied to investments in Canadian entities and assets in critical minerals sectors from foreign state-owned [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

28 Oct 2022

Bans the import of liquefied natural gas from the Russian Federation and related funds and services

On 28 October 2022, the United Kingdom imposed further trade sanctions against the Russian Federation. Among others, it prohibits the import of liquefied natural gas which originates in or is consigned from the Russian Federation as [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 89