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The future of free trade: Labour market mobility in uncertain times

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 9:24 AM | By Kelly Goldthorpe

Free trade agreements open markets by reducing trade barriers and creating predictable and transparent conditions for businesses to operate. Many free trade agreements provide for reciprocal labour mobility between members, skilled workers, professionals and intra-company transferees. Business persons can provide their services without going through the process of labour market testing. This facilitates cross border mobility and provides access to labour market skills and service from around the world.

As a party to bilateral trade agreements with Chile, Colombia, Korea and Peru, as well as multilateral...