Labour Market Testing and the China Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)

It has been determined that the imposition of Labour Market Testing would ultimately be inconsistent with Australia’s international trade obligations arising under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), hence, Labour Market Testing is not required for the following occupations when the ChAFTA comes into force:

  • Executives, senior managers, and managers, as intra-corporate transferees
  • Specialists and intra-corporate transferees
  • Independent executives
  • Contractual service providers

FCB Smart Visa will continue to provide updates on ChAFTA’s effect on Australian visa programmes as information becomes available. If you have any migration matters that you would like to discuss, please call one of our migration agents on 02 9922 5188.