Australian Corporate Governance (ACG) is uniquely positioned to help you reach your full potential. We have a network of industry-leading consultants and advisors who help our clients develop their market presence and access the resources they need for business success.
Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities
The Australian Government welcomes productive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and views FDI as a key contributor in Australia’s continued economic growth, innovation, and prosperity. Sectors that welcome foreign investment and have investment opportunities include:
- Agribusiness and food
- Resources and energy
- Advanced manufacturing
- Space technologies
- Digital technologies
However, to protect Australia’s interests whilst maximising investment flows, certain foreign acquisitions of Australian shares and assets must be reviewed by the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). Once approved, foreign investors are generally treated the same as domestic investors under Australia’s laws.
A key factor in any FDI proposal will be whether an investment proposal is contrary to the national interest. The concept of national interest includes factors such as national security, competition, the impact on other Australian Government policies (such as tax and environmental policy), the impact on the economy and the community, and the character of the investor. Where a proposal involves a foreign government or a related entity, the Government also considers the commerciality of the investment.
Investors are expected to understand Australia’s regulatory environment and abide by all the relevant requirements. ACG can provide guidance on some of the obligations that foreign investors need to consider.
FDI and FIRB assistance ACG has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients on international investments and business development. Our extensive experience in cross border business development means we can assist you to access FDI incentive schemes and FIRB applications. Contact us for an obligation-free consultation regarding your FDI options and opportunities.
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At Australian Corporate Governance, we have extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients from various countries and circumstances. Our specialist advisory and consulting team take the time to develop a complete corporate solution, tailored to support your business's needs. To find out more about how we can help contact the team on +61 (0)7 3181 4305 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.