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Investing in foreign countries can be complex and often it can be a challenge to know where to start. Our multidisciplinary FDI specialist teams can assist in planning your initial investment decision, and following establishment, will be on hand to assist with your accounting, compliance and advisory requirements across many disciplines. A market leading provider of professional services, RSM helps international businesses navigate complexity in making foreign direct investments.

We have developed our RSM FDI specific country guide to provide you with an overview of the FDI environment and our services.

For more specific information, please contact one of our dedicated FDI experts to benefit from tailored specialist knowledge.

Please note this guide is designed to provide general information only and does not constitute professional advice.

Foreign Direct Investment Country Guides

Foreign Direct Investment Country Guides

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Investing in foreign countries can be complex and often it can be a challenge to know where to start. Our multidisciplinary FDI specialist teams can assist in planning your initial investment decision, and following establishment, will be on hand to assist with your accounting, compliance and advisory requirements across many disciplines. A market leading provider of professional services, RSM helps international businesses navigate complexity in making foreign direct investments.

We have developed our RSM FDI specific country guide to provide you with an overview of the FDI environment and our services.

For more specific information, please contact one of our dedicated FDI experts to benefit from tailored specialist knowledge.

Please note this guide is designed to provide general information only and does not constitute professional advice.

Doing Business in Canada

Doing Business in Canada

Canada has preferential market access, through 14 trade agreements, to 51 countries, which make up nearly 1.5 billion consumers and a combined GDP of $49.3 trillion.

These agreements include access to all of the G7 countries. For Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) organisations, conducting trade and accessing new markets from Canada has never been easier.

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Doing Business in France

With a GDP of US$2,575 billion at current prices in 2017, France is the world’s fifth-largest economy after the United States, China, Japan and Germany. The country was Europe’s leading host country for foreign subsidiaries in 2015, with more than 28,000, compared with 27,700 in Germany and 22,200 in the United Kingdom.

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Doing Business in Germany

Doing Business in Germany

The Federal Republic of Germany is located in the heart of Europe and is one of the world's major economies. As a long term member of the European Union, all benefits as the EU trade agreement and the regulation for product and services as well as the flexible labour market are granted to German inhabitants as well as German corporation. A stable political system, a law system caters to meet the needs of business challenges, high skilled labour pool, as well as an outstanding infrastructure and a high quality of life, are the advantages which make Germany an outstanding market for investments.

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Doing Business in Ireland

As a long term and committed member of the European Union, Ireland is an attractive hub for foreign direct investment (‘FDI’) business. It is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone and provides businesses with direct access to the European market.

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Doing Business in Netherlands

Doing Business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is one of the most open economies and stable countries in the world with relatively low unemployment, moderate inflation and sizeable trade surplus that provides a solid and reliable base for foreign investments. Its strategic location and the superior infrastructure make it a gateway to an extensive spectrum of key markets. The Netherlands is home to a highly-skilled, productive, flexible and multilingual workforce. The Netherlands’ higher education system is closely aligned with the needs of the business sector and the government, working on the Top Sector Alliance for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI).

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Doing Business in Poland

Poland is a dynamically developing market with great investment potential and a stable economy. The country is located at the heart of Europe, which is highly favorable from the perspective of logistics and makes it a perfect investment location for companies wishing to export products both to the East and to the West.

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Doing Business in the UK

The UK is an attractive place to do business with a relatively benign corporate tax regime, and the benefit of access to both domestic and European markets. Over recent years, the Government has reformed the UK tax system to make it an attractive place for inbound investors and for groups to use as an intermediate holding company location. With a booming tech industry and a world-leading financial services sector, investors from all over the world see Britain as their destination of choice for relocation.

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Doing Business in the US

The US is a prominent market for foreign investment. A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index has ranked the US in the top spot for the seventh year in a row in 2019. A.T. Kearney notes that this ranking reflects “its large domestic market, continued economic expansion, competitive tax rates, and technology and innovation capabilities.” With so many companies from across the globe planning to enter this market, understanding key considerations for doing business in the United States is important to their long-term success.

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