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Labor mobility under the trade domains : An analysis of the legal framework of trade in services(GATS) and regional trade agreements on labor mobility(RTAs)

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MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2005
Professor Duk-Geun Ahn
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LABOR MOBILITY UNDER THE TRADE DOMAINS AN ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF TRADE IN SERVICES (GATS) AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS ON LABOR MOBILITY(RTAs) – By Hyun-Joo Kim
International migration has been increased markedly for the last decades. Even though its figures neither come up to the scale of the early 20th century nor stand comparison to those of international trade of goods and capital in this century, movement of people is still important. Reflecting the growing importance of labor mobility, it came to be incorporated under GATS and this inclusion signified much in expectation that harmonized mechanism in labor mobility could contribute to the skills circulation and to the liberalization of labor mobility. In general terms, however, negotiations on Mode 4 since its appearance during the Uruguay Round were not particularly successful. The current picture of GATS mode 4 portraits that GATS only served to facilitate temporary business visits and the movement of highly skilled persons, usually at the senior level, within transnational corporations. With regard to liberalization of labor mobility under the RTAs, coverage of the
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RTAs varies from professionals to the comprehensive movement of people. In this sense, RTAs have reached beyond the reach of multi-lateral frames in more


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Title Labor mobility under the trade domains
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An analysis of the legal framework of trade in services(GATS) and regional trade agreements on labor mobility(RTAs)

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kim, Hyun-Joo

Publisher

[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2005
Pages 88
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Trade
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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