Technical Reports - Services

Roadmap to Enhance Mobility of ASEAN Professionals on Surveying Services

This road map supports implementation of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for Surveying, which requires appropriate education, professional competencies and institutions. This contains detailed activities and outcomes to better understand, document and enhance the education, professional competencies and institutions to ensure a robust and strong surveying profession that will meet the needs of all ASEAN member states for surveying services into the future.

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Handbook on Liberalisation of Professional Services through Mutual Recognition in ASEAN: Engineering, Surveying, Accountancy and Architecture Services

The Handbooks are an important tool to disseminate information and create greater understanding of the liberalisation of the trade in the four areas of services within ASEAN. Through the Handbooks, ASEAN professionals will be able to obtain information on how to qualify and practice as per their professional qualifications, either as an employee, through collaborations or through the setting-up of commercial presence, in all ASEAN Member States (AMS).

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Services Diagnostics and Needs Assessment Study (2011)

Liberalisation in services is fundamental to the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is planned to be achieved by 2015. ASEAN leaders have taken this firm decision, and services liberalisation and related domestic reforms are to be implemented by then. Hence, the real challenge to achieving the AEC is not one of negotiating trade commitments on “paper” under AFAS, even though this continues with the 8th package under way, but rather ensuring that all ASEAN Member States (AMS) engage in real or “on the ground” liberalisation to remove barriers to services trade in time for the AEC to be in place from 2015.

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Free Flow of Skilled Labour Study (2010)

The achievement of the free flow of skilled labour in ASEAN is a key element of the AEC Blueprint, focusing on managed mobility of facilitated entry for the movement of natural persons engaged in the trade in goods, services and investment. The AEC Blueprint explicitly addresses the need for the free flow of skilled labour. However, although the Blueprint identified four ‘action’ areas for working toward a freer flow of professionals and skilled labour, it does not offer a clear strategy or pathway that can enable cross-agency actions to facilitate this objective.

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