Emory International Law Review


In this Article, Professor Julien Chaisse and Mr. Lloyd Meng cover the most recent developments in the field of international economic migration, including the latest WTO Ministerial Conference of December 2015 and the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in November 2015. The authors examine how international economic migration has developed over past years by critical analysis of frameworks found in the Preferential Trade Agreements of the United States, Canada, and Chile, with particular attention to market access and the standard of treatment afforded to temporary migrants. Recent European developments in the area of focused bilateral migration agreements are also discussed in the context of international economic migration. The authors conclude by analyzing the effect of the TPP, the practices it imposed, and the similarities and differences between those practices and the recent practices that have developed through the PTAs.