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Investment framework and opportunities in Estonia

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Freedom of establishment is guaranteed.
Acquisition of Holdings
A majority holding interest in the capital of a local company is legal in Estonia. However, it is possible to get information directly from the Estonian Agency of Investment which is the unique body with the aim of informing foreign investors.
Obligation to Declare
Estonia does not apply any restrictions or limitations on foreign investment. However, certain activities (mainly those linked to medicine and safety) remain subject to an "activity license".
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Estonian Investment Agency
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Estonia has no exchange controls or restrictions on foreign investment. The amount of foreign capital invested in Estonian business enterprise is unlimited and companies can be in full foreign ownership. Foreign companies enjoy equal rights with local ones. A license should be obtained for activities in the following areas: mining, public utilities, reconstruction of railways, airports, ports and dams, long distance telecommunications, retail sales of pharmaceuticals, production of alcohol and tobacco, gambling, banking. The basic rules for licensing are included in the Regulation of the Estonian Government from May 8, 1990 on Issuing Statutory Activity Licenses.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Invest in Estonia
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in Estonia
Ted - Tenders Electronic daily, Business opportunities in EU 27
Globaltenders, Tenders & Projects from Estonia
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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