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Water transport services

India: FDI allowed in certain railway infrastructure projects

Measure #9153 | Published 13 Jun 2015 | Inception 27 Aug 2014 ▲

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 On 27 August 2014, the Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion through Press Note No. 8 (2014 series) allowed up to 100% FDI in the railway infrastructure sector for the following projects - 

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China: VAT exemption on cross-border water transportation services

Measure #9029 | Published 4 Jun 2015 | Inception 1 Jul 2014 ▲

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On 13 June 2014, the Ministry of Finance issued Notice No. 50 of 2014. Starting from 1 July 2014, companies providing cross-border water transportation services will be exempted from the VAT on the value of the exported service.

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Brazil: BNDES finances Hidrovias do Brasil Vila do Conde with USD 135 million

Measure #8841 | Published 13 May 2015 | Inception 22 Dec 2014 ▲

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On 22 December 2014, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced to support the port and ship operator Hidrovias do Brasil Vila do Conde S.A., a subsidiary of Hidrovias do Brasil S.A., with a bridging loan

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China: Amendment to the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries (Amended in 2015)

Measure #8441 | Published 22 Mar 2015 | Inception 10 Apr 2015 ▲

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On 10 March 2015, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Guiding Catalogue on Foreign Investment (Amendment 2015), which will enter into force on 10 April 2015.

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China: Security Review System For Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors

Measure #8364 | Published 5 Mar 2015 | Inception 3 Feb 2011 ▲

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On 3 February 2011, the General Office of the State Council issued the Circular the General Office of the State Council on the Establishment of Security Review System Regarding Merger and Acquisition of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors (G

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Azerbaijan: Approved list of ex-pats' areas of activity, exempted from provision of work permit

Measure #8237 | Published 10 Feb 2015 | Inception 14 Dec 2014 ▲

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With Resolution №387 of the Cabinet of Ministers of December 4, 2014, was approved a list of areas of activity, which do not require the issuance of a work permit for foreigners and stateless persons.

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Brazil: Reform of the national Export Financing Programme PROEX

Measure #8073 | Published 12 Jan 2015 | Last Updated 19/05/2014 | Inception 30 Dec 2013 ▲

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On 26 December 2013, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Board (CAMEX) issued Resolution No. 126, replacing Resolution No. 45 of 2009 and reforming the Export Financing Programme (PROEX) for Brazilian companies.

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United States of America: Consideration of a requirement that LNG exports be limited to U.S.-built ships

Measure #7845 | Published 3 Dec 2014 ▲

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A bill that was under consideration in the 113th Congress (2013-2014), entitled the “Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014” (H.R.5769), included a provision that would require that the government study the po

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Russian Federation: Approved state aid targeting to increase the competitiveness and investment attractiveness of the domestic shipbuilding industry in the Far East

Measure #7515 | Published 17 Oct 2014 ▲

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On 12 September 2014, the Russian government approved state measures aimed at increasing the competitiveness, productive capacity and investment attractiveness of the domestic shipbuilding industry in the Far East (Order Nr 1804-p).

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Australia: Certain offshore workers exempted from work authorisation requirements

Measure #7513 | Published 17 Oct 2014 | Inception 17 Jul 2014 ▲

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Effective 17 July 17 2014, the government of Australia canceled the requirement for foreign nationals to hold a visa in order to work on certain vessels within the country’s territorial waters (see source for details).

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