Liechtenstein provides attractive conditions for investors and is working in the right direction. Attention should be given to strengthening the robustness of the country’s policy goals and commitments.
The risk of breach of State obligations remains the lowest, compared to 2018. It is followed by discrimination between foreign and domestic investors, which is also on the same level as last year. Unpredictable policy and regulatory change is again the highest risk area, though the level has decreased.
Liechtenstein has a very good performance on one EIRA indicator and a good performance on two. It has a moderate performance on one indicator. On regulatory environment and investment conditions, it has a score of 81. This is followed by rule of law with 79 points. On management of decision-making processes it has retained a good score of 67 points. The score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has gone up from 59 to 60.
On a more detailed level, Liechtenstein’s overall sub-indicator performance is good. Restrictions on FDI is once again the highest-scoring sub-indicator with 100 points. On respect for property rights (83), institutional governance (75) and management and settlement of investor-State disputes (75) it has received the same score as last year. Liechtenstein improved its performance on communication of vision and policies (71) by two points. On regulatory effectiveness (61) and transparency (58), it has retained the scores from 2018. Robustness of policy goals and commitments is again the lowest-scoring sub-indicator with 48 points.