ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Oct 2010

In October 2010, the government of South Africa announced changed rules for foreign investors.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



South African Reserve Bank Exchange Control Circular No. 37/2010: https://www.resbank.co.za/Publications/Circulars/Exchange%20Control%20Circulars/Exchange%20Control%20Circular%20No.%2037-2010.pdf
WTO-UNCTAD-OECD Fifth Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures, mid-October 2010 to April 2011: http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/investment-policy/47955250.pdf


Inception date: 01 Jan 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 27 October 2010, the South African Reserve Bank issued Exchange Control Circular No. 37/2010, which allowed qualifying international companies to raise and deploy capital offshore through South Africa without prior exchange control approval. In addition, the 10% exit tax previously levied on emigrants' remittances above a threshold of 8 million rand (US$ 778.000) was abolished.

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