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Law on foreign investment in the Rep. of Maldives -The Law No. 25/79

1- a) A Foreign government or a foreign national or a body incorporated outside the Republic of Maldives may invest in the Republic of Maldives, in accordance with the terms of this Law. The Government of the Republic of Maldives or any part representing the Government, or Maldivian
nationals or a body incorporated in the Republic of Maldives may collaborate in such investments.

b) A Foreign Investment may be made in the Republic of Maldives in accordance with section 3 hereof, in the Ministry of Tourism if the investment is in tourism, and in the Ministry of Trade and Industries in all other investments After signing an agreement and having the investment duly registered
in the Ministry of Trade and Industries.

2- The nature and the areas of any Foreign Investment that could so be made in the Republic of Maldives shall be decided by the Ministry of Tourism should the investment be tourism related and by the Ministry of Trade and Industries in all other investments. The said investments shall have a capital acceptable to the Government of the Republic of Maldives.

3- All foreign nationals investing in tourism shall sign an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism. Similarly those investing in all other sectors shall sign an agreement with the Ministry of Trade and Industries. This agreement in respect of the investment shall set out the terms and conditions and the manner of implementation of the investment scheme and programme.

4- Of those foreign parties referred to in section 1. a) of this law, only a bank or a Government recognised by the Government of the Republic of Maldives, or a person or body whose financial status is either guaranteed by a bank or such institution or is acceptable to the Government of the Republic of Maldives, may invest in the Republic of Maldives.

5- An investment made in the Republic of Maldives will be permitted to carry on operations and activities for the full 1 term of the agreement if there is compliance with the Law on Foreign Investments in the Republic of Maldives. And such investments will be duly facilitated by the Government of theRepublic of Maldives.

6- The Government of the Republic of Maldives may, without giving any notice or after giving such notice that it deems necessary, suspend aninvestment before the expiry of the period under the agreement, either where the Foreign Investor indulges in an activity detrimental to the security ofthe country or where such temporary closure is necessary in the opinion of the Government of the Republic of Maldives in the interests of national security.

Any temporary closure referred to herein would not lead to the Government of the Republic of Maldives or any party representing the Government, or Maldivian nationals incurring any liabilities therefore or thereby nor would it relieve the Foreign Investor of this obligations under an agreement other the agreement referred to in Section 3 of this Law, subsisting at the closure referred to in this Section.

7- If, after due investigations, it cannot be concluded within sixty days of the temporary closure of an investment referred to in Section 6 of this Law, that the Foreign Investor had, infect, indulged in an activity detrimental to the security of the Republic of Maldives or even contemplated such an act, then the Government of the Republic of Maldives will give fair compensation to the foreign Investor and allow the Foreign Investor to resume the investment.

8- If a Foreign Investor fails to comply with the Laws of the Republic of Maldives and if there be failure to comply with the same even after a notice bv the Government of the Rep. of Maldives.

9. Capital belonging to an investment that is closed under Section 6 and 8 of this law would be permitted to be taken out of the country in a manner to be agreed on by the parties.

10. If the investment operations in the Republic of Maldives be such that local raw materials could be used, such items shall be obtained and in the process. Provided however, where suitable materials for the processes are not obtainable in sufficient quantities locally, they may be obtained from outside the Republic of Maldives.

11. Maldivian nationals shall be employed in investments in the Republic of Maldives except in those cases where employment of non-nationals becomes necessary.

12. If the items produced by the investment is a requirement of the Maldivian people, a percentage of the production shall, if necessary, be required to be marketed in the Republic of Maldives in a manner to be agreed to by both parties.

13. The profits of the investment in the Republic of Maldives may be remitted out of the country under the terms of the agreement entered into under Section 3 of this Law.

14. The Government of the Republic of Maldives may waive duty and tax investments carried out in the country for a period, the Government, at its discretion specifies. The tax referred to in Law No. 15/79 (Law on Tourism in the Maldives) does not come under the provision of this Law.

15. In the event of disagreement on any matter in regard to the investment made under this Law and on failure to reach an agreement by discussion between the two parties concerned, the matter in dispute shall be dealt with in accordance with the agreement.

16. As from the date of operation, this Law will apply to all Foreign Investments to be made in the Republ ic of Maldives and also to those already established in the country.

17. In this Law:

a) "Foreign Investment" means the goods, money and services brought into the Republic of Maldives by Foreign Governments, bodies or Nationals as are referred to in Section 1 and 4 hereof, to undertake an economic activity in the Republic of Maldives, exclusive of those imported by them under Law No. 4/79 relating to Business undertakings of Foreign Nationals in the Republic of Maldives.

b) "Capital" means money and property.


c) "Foreign Investor" includes the shareholders, director~, managers and all the employees of the investment.

d) "Investment in Tourism" means the construction or the management of a Tourist Resort or a Guest House as referred to in the Note to Law No. 15/79.

e) The singular as used herein shall include the plural and vice versa.

Note: This Law No. 25l79 (Law on Foreign Investment in the Republic of Maldives) was amended by the Citizens' Majlis I February 1989 and came into effect
on 9 February 1989.

 

 


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