What is restricted?

With the Rules on Foreign Exchange, no. 200/2017, which took effect on 14 March 2017, most restrictions on foreign exchange transactions and cross-border movement of domestic and foreign currency were lifted. Since then, households and businesses have not been affected by the restrictions provided for under the Act. Restrictions on specified transactions are still in place, however, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of carry trade in connection with investments in connection with new inflows of foreign currency. This page discusses the restrictions currently in effect.


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  • Cross-border movement of domestic currency in certain cases

  • Derivatives trading for purposes other than hedging

  • Foreign exchange transactions without the intermediation of a financial undertaking

  • Cross-border lending and borrowing in certain cases

  • Settlement of transactions with financial instruments in certain cases