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Investment Law Comparison (2006)

 

Country Cambodia Lao PDR Myanmar Thailand Vietnam Yunnan, PRC
Investment Laws Law on Investment Law on Promotion and Management of Foreign Investment Foreign Investment Law Alien Business Law Law on Foreign Investment Law on Chinese-Foreign Joint Ventures
Enacted Year 1994 1994 1988 1972 1996 1979
Amendments         2000  
All Sectors No No Priority Sectors No Yes Yes
Limitations Land Ownership Not Stated Not Stated Land unless Permitted None None
Thresholds Not Stated Minimum 30% Minimum 35%   Minimum 30% Minimum 25%
In-Kind Permitted Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Permitted Permitted
Majority Foreign Ownership Permitted Not Stated Yes Yes, Up to 100% Not Stated Up to 100%, including BOT, non-formal business structures Not Stated
Domestic Sales Permitted Yes, No Price Control if Prior Agreed Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Yes Not Stated
Compulsory Sales via SOE or Agency Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated
Dispute Mechanism Consultation, Council for Development, Cambodia Court Intl. Mechanism Consultation, LPDR Mechanism, Foreign Mechanism, Intl. Mechanism Not Stated Thai, not a member of ICSID  Negotiation, then Vietnam Court Mediation, Chinese Arbitration Mechanism, or other if Parties Agree
Management Not Stated Lao Citizen Priority Not Stated Not Stated Vietnam National Must be General Director Not Stated
Ministry Council for the Development of Cambodia Foreign Investment Management Cttee. Foreign Investment Commission Board of Investment Ministry of Planning and Investment Not Stated
Pre-Existing Conditions Apply Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Applied Not Stated
Max Length of Investment Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 50 Yrs.in General Not Stated
 

 

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