Ministerial statement: Tan See Leng on ICTs, CECA and openness to global talent

July 2021

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Ministerial statement: Tan See Leng on ICTs, CECA and openness to global talent

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Intra-corporate transferees (ICTs) do not get unfettered access to Singapore's labour market under free trade agreements, including CECA with India. They have to meet the Manpower Ministry's work pass criteria. Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, in his ministerial statement in Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 6), said the number of ICTs has consistently been "very small". In 2020, there were about 4,200 of them, with about 500 from India. He suggested setting aside "this red herring", as the heart of the matter is remaining open to global talent to create opportunities for Singaporeans. 

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