Investment Policy Monitor
UNCTAD has been collecting information on changes in national foreign direct investment (FDI) policies on an annual basis since 1992. This collection has provided input to the analysis of global and regional investment policy trends in the World Investment Report, the quarterly Investment Policy Monitor (since 2009) and the UNCTAD-OECD Reports on G20 Measures.
In 2011, to further strengthen the quality of reporting, UNCTAD revised the methodology of monitoring investment policy measures. and revised the measures going back to 2000 accordingly.
The Investment Policy Monitor provides the international investment community with country-specific, up-to-date information about the latest developments in foreign investment policies.
Through its monitoring of investment policy changes, UNCTAD offers cutting-edge and innovative contributions to investment policy discourse, and contributes to preparing the ground for future policymaking in the interest of making foreign investment work for growth and development.
Note: the policy measures are identified through a systematic review of government and business intelligence sources. Measures are verified, to the fullest extent possible, by referencing government sources. The compilation of measures is not exhaustive.
Disclaimer: the boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
Extension of “Golden Powers” in relation to foreign aquisitions25 Dec 2020
On 25 December 2020, the Law of 18 December 2020, no. 176 entered into force. It converted into law an earlier governmental decree-law introducing measures aimed at the economic recovery during the pandemic. The new law also extends the temporal scope of application of the special FDI screening regime introduced in April 2020. Now, it shall apply until 30 June 2021. Thus, until that date, acquisitions of certain Italian businesses in strategic sectors originating from the EU (controlling interests) and from outside the EU (10% of voting rights) are subject to notification.
- Entry and establishment (Approval and admission)
- Not industry specific
- Gazzetta Ufficiale, LEGGE 18 dicembre 2020, n. 176, https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/12/24/20G00197/sg, 24 Dec 2020
- HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS, NEW ITALIAN RULES ON THE REVIEW OF FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN ITALY: DAWN OF AN ERA OF GREATER CERTAINTY FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS? A FOCUS ON THE ENERGY SECTOR, https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/new-italian-rules-on-the-review-of-foreign-investments-in-italy-dawn-of-an-era-of, 13 Jan 2021