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Foreign direct investments policy


In order to further enhance the foreign investment intensity, the Government has liberalised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy not only for EU citizens but also for investors from third countries in most sectors of the economy as from 1st of October 2004:

  • Limitations related to the minimum level of investment and foreigners' participation percentage have been abolished, in most sectors of the economy, allowing for up to 100% equity participation in registering companies or acquiring shares in existing companies.
  • Administrative procedures have been simplified and measures have been taken to streamline the infrastructure regarding foreign investment, thus reducing the level of bureaucratic intervention and fostering improved economic activity.
  • Consequently, foreign companies now have the opportunity of investing and establishing business in Cyprus on equal terms with local investors.