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: 10 Dec 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Post-migration treatment

On 10 December 2009, the Korean Ministry of Labor implemented new regulations concerning the job transfer of foreign workers.
 
Under the new rules, Korean companies may continuosly employ foreign nationals for up to 5 years. Previously, foreign workers had to leave the country for at least one month after 3 years before they could be re-employed.
 
The new regulations also relax the requirements for successful job application of a foreign worker. In order not to lose his work permit, an unemployed foreign worker previously had to find a new position within 2 months. This period has now been extended to 3 months.

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