Investments that have been properly registered with and approved by the Board may not be expropriated unless there is no other method by which the government can safeguard the “public interest.”

Repatriation Rights

The capital invested in the enterprise must remain within Somaliland for three years following registration with the Board of the investment, unless a waiver from the Board of this requirement is attained. Profit from the investment, on the other hand, may be repatriated at any time without restriction. The FDI Act provides an investor a provision to receive an additional Certificate of Foreign Investment in case the investor decides to reinvest the profits of their investments in Somaliland subject to sufficient evidence of such reinvestments.