IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Nov 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 15 November 2011, the Austrian parliament approved an amendment to the regulations on foreign direct investment included in the foreign trade law ("Aussenhandelsgesetz").
 
Under the new regime, investors from non-EU/EFTA countries wanting to acquire more than 25 percent of an Austrian enterprise of "public interest" must seek permission from the Ministry of Economy.
 
According to the amendment, the "public interest" is concerned with the following industries:

  • defense and security services
  • hospital and rescue services
  • fire and catastrophe services
  • energy production
  • water supply
  • telecom
  • railway
  • universities

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