How Do People in Asia and the Pacific Migrate Legally for Work? An Overview of Legal Frameworks: GATS Mode 4, PTAs and Bilateral Labour Agreements
AbstractThis paper examines the patchwork of multilateral, regional and bilateral legal instruments through which migrants from Asia and the Pacific currently legally cross borders in search of employment. It concludes that the existing frameworks are very inadequate: in almost all the multilateral and preferential agreements focusing predominantly on trade (GATS Mode 4 and Preferential Trade Agreement), countries have made binding commitments only with respect to the temporary entry of high-skilled service providers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in its series Working Paper Series with number 311.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
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International Migration; Trade in Services; GATS Mode 4; Preferential Trade Agreements; Bilateral Labour Agreements;
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- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-08-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2011-08-29 (International Trade)
- NEP-MIG-2011-08-29 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SEA-2011-08-29 (South East Asia)
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