ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Apr 2010

In April 2010, the government of Saudi Arabia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Labor. (2010). A decision issued on transfer of migrant workers' services. Available at https://mol.gov.sa/en/News/Pages/ADecisionIssuedOnTransferOfMigrantWorkersServices.aspx

Arab News. (25 March 2010). Sponsorship transfer only after two years. Available at http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article34382.ece?service=print


Inception date: 15 Apr 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

From 15 April 2010, foreign workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are subject to new rules in the sponsorship system. On 24 March 2010, the Ministry of Labor announced an increase in the minimum contract period before a foreign worker may transfer sponsorship.
 
Under the new rules, foreign workers must stay with their sponsor for at least two years before they can move to another company.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
N/A

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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