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Kurdistan’s investment law: The friendliest in the region

FRI, 25 JUN 2010 14:51 | KRG Cabinet

The Kurdistan Region investment law was passed in July 2006 and an Investment Board was created to manage and promote investment. For more details, please see the full text of the investment law

The investment law is one of the most friendly to foreign investors in the entire Middle East. Some features of the law are:

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  • Foreign and local investors and capital are treated equally under the law (Article 3).

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  • Foreign and local investors are entitled to own all the capital of any project (Article 3).

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  • The government allocates free or reduced-price land to investment projects that fulfil the criteria (Article 4).

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  • Foreign investors are free to repatriate profits in full (Article 7).

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  • Foreign and local investors are equally entitled to buy and own land for investment purposes (Article 4).

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  • Investors get a 10-year non-custom tax break once they start production or service provision. Raw materials and equipment used in production also get customs relief (Article 5).

    The Investment Board
    The Kurdistan Region’s Investment Board, established in summer 2006, oversees and promotes foreign and local investment and is already issuing licences to suitable investors. The Investment Board was established by the investment law to help carry out the law’s provisions and to facilitate strategically important investment projects. Please see the Investment Board's website

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