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: 01 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On June 30, 2009, the Malaysian government announced the repeal of the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) Guidelines, bringing about an important liberalisation in terms of equity ownership in most sectors. Previously, foreign ownership was limited to 70 per cent. That percentage rose to 87.5per cent and is now only applicable in the case of an IPO. Post-IPO, no local ownership requirement exists anymore. In addition, FIC approval is henceforth only required for the purchase of property worth more than 20 million Malaysian Ringgit (roughly 6 million US dollars). Further liberalisations were undertaken in fund management and stockbroking company ownership.

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