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FDI screening

The European framework for screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) will allow EU Member States and the Commission to cooperate and exchange information on investment from third countries that may affect security or public order in the EU.

The Regulation establishing an EU FDI screening framework entered into force on 10 April 2019 and its cooperation mechanism will apply as from 11 October 2020.

The Regulation complements the EU’s overall investment policy framework by ensuring that the EU’s openness to FDI is balanced by appropriate controls of potential threats.

More information on FDI screening is available on the DG Trade website.

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