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International trade negotiations and the trans-border movement of people: A review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author Strutt, Anna
dc.contributor.author Poot, Jacques
dc.contributor.author Dubbeldam, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-24T02:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-24T02:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06
dc.identifier.citation Strutt, A., Poot, J. & Dubbeldam, J. (2008). International trade negotiations and the trans-border movement of people: A review of the literature. (Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper No.68). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1-877149-72-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/919
dc.description.abstract We review the international and New Zealand literatures on the two-way interaction between international migration and agreements designed to enhance cross-border trade or investment. Benefits and costs of migration, to the extent that these may feature in trade and migration negotiations, are discussed. While trade and migration can be substitutes in some contexts, they will be complements in other contexts. Liberalisation of services and the movement of people are likely to offer much more significant gains than liberalisation of remaining barriers to goods trade. Significant scope for liberalisation under GATS mode 4 (the movement of natural persons) may remain. However, temporary migration is already promoted on a unilateral and bilateral basis within immigration policy frameworks that may provide greater flexibility than GATS mode 4. With respect to both trade and migration, the more diverse the exchanging countries are, the greater the economic benefits tend to be. However, greater diversity may also imply greater social costs. This paradox of diversity needs to be addressed through appropriate social policies accompanying enhanced temporary and permanent migration. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Population Studies Centre (PSC) Discussion Papers
dc.subject international trade en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject outsourcing en_US
dc.subject temporary workers en_US
dc.subject e-labour en_US
dc.subject GATS en_US
dc.subject negotiation en_US
dc.title International trade negotiations and the trans-border movement of people: A review of the literature en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
uow.relation.series No.68


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