What it should have been

Local authorities said the two individuals were being treated at a central hospital in China's capital city Beijing - home to over 21 million inhabitants - on Nov 12, 2019.
Local authorities said the two individuals were being treated at a central hospital in China's capital city Beijing - home to over 21 million inhabitants - on Nov 12, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

In Sunday's report, "FTAs have created more jobs for S'poreans: Chan", we said intra-corporate transferees must have worked for their company for at least one year before being posted to Singapore. We also said they are allowed to stay for a total term not exceeding five years.

These conditions for transferees are set out in the World Trade Organisation's General Agreement on Trade in Services. But under the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca), such transferees are required to have worked for their company for a period of not less than six months, among other things. They are also allowed to stay for a total term not exceeding eight years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2019, with the headline 'What it should have been'. Print Edition | Subscribe