ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Dec 2013

In December 2013, the government of Maldives announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

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  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On December 19, 2013, the government of the Maldives, through its Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, revealed in a press conference the intention to replace as many foreign workers as possible by Maldivians. Although no concrete plans have yet been communicated, young unemployed Maldivians can already register in a government database and the government is aiming to provide 75 per cent of those persons with jobs before the end of July 2014.

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