Labor Movement Barrier under GATS Mode 4
Dr. Jeevanath Devkota

Temporary cross border labor movement is an integral part of globalization. This paper analyzes temporary labor migration barrier under WTO’s GATS Mode 4 commitment. Theoretical and academic approaches show that temporary labor movement is beneficial for developed countries to achieve productive efficiency and remittance income in developing countries helps to reduce poverty level. However, existing GATS Mode 4 commitment is unclear and overlapping among Modes of supply. Some developed countries drag only talent graduates which obstructs poor and small countries long-term development. There is implicit underestimation and less cooperation among academicians, policy makers and international organizations in the labor movement implementation aspects.

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