Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (TMNP): Prospects and Constraints of Bangladesh

  •  Zahidul Karim    
  •  Mohammad Naveed Ahmed    


Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (TMNP) known as Mode-4 under the General Agreements of Trade in
Service (GATS) is the real interest for Bangladesh in service negotiation. The research reveals the significance
of TMNP and its impact on the living standard of households and economic development of Bangladesh. It has
demonstrated the scope for future diversification in profession and market to expand volume of labor export
from Bangladesh. In addition, this article has shown the constraints faced by Bangladesh in TMNP. The analysis
is based on the secondary information and comprehensive database. Finally, the study depicts measures to
improve the current status of TMNP in light of major market access barriers.

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