Many companies world are expanding their businesses past their countries bounders to other countries. Expansion of business over borders is a goal of all institutions from banking industry to schools. In the past this move was welcomed with a lot of hostility by the destination country making set up business or institution very difficult. However currently many countries are passing laws and decrees to encourage more and more companies to settle in their country. This can be attributed to the numerous advantages of foreign investment such as.
The country will have more jobs opportunities. Businesses usually hire people who are close to its location. Therefore creating income to the locals.
Improvement of the infrastructure. Foreign companies are known to partner with the country’s authorities to improve on the transportation and communication channels. Also the government will expand its sources of income by having the non-resident company pay fees and taxes.
Creation of supply of new goods and services. For example in education overseas campus are known to have high quality education. Therefore residents are able to acquire skills which there had to travel abroad to learn locally.
Some of the laws being passed to encourage foreign investment involves.
The law relating to ownership of land. One mechanism used to discourage foreign investment was policy that they had to acquire land in the country. The problem was that the land owners in the country were afraid of their land being acquired by foreigners. Foreign country’s land is exposed to high dangers and the company stands to lose large part of it investment in case its operations are shut down. This laws was replaced by allowing businesses to have short term occupancy agreement of real estate with the residents.
Elimination of the unnecessary long approval procedures. The foreign companies usually had to provide and get a lot of approvals before they would set up the operations in the Country. Non-resident companies would abandon the prospects of investing in the country after discovering it would take them a long time to settle in. Foreign governments have eliminates some procedures so that it takes a short period of time to get approval.
Financial payments to the government is the only item that foreign countries are still reluctant to adjust fairly. Foreign governments have raised the minimum capital requirement for the non-resident companies. Foreign governments justify the high fees and taxes to creating a more conducive business environment.
Foreign government will at one point in time have to give in to the concerns raised by the high fees and taxes imposed on foreign companies.
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