IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 1 January 2014, Germany increased the minimum salary requirements for the Blue Card program. The Blue Card program was established to regulate inflow of high skilled foreign workers.
 
From 1 January, the minimum gross salary increased from EUR 46,400 per year to EUR 47,600 per year. If a company wants to hire a foreign worker on a lower salary, it must seek the approval of local labor authorities. Consequently this measure is considered to complicate the hiring process for firms in Germany that are in a need of high skilled foreign employment.
 
The list of affected countries is extrected from the ILO migration database. Inflow of migrants above 5000 people per year is considered to be an affected nationality. EU nationals are excluded from the list.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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