1. This Annex applies to
measures affecting natural persons who are service suppliers of a Member, and natural
persons of a Member who are employed by a service supplier of a Member, in respect of the
supply of a service.
Agreement shall not apply to measures affecting natural persons seeking access to the
employment market of a Member, nor shall it apply to measures regarding citizenship,
residence or employment on a permanent basis.
accordance with Parts III and IV of the Agreement, Members may negotiate specific
commitments applying to the movement of all categories of natural persons supplying
services under the Agreement. Natural persons covered by a specific commitment shall be
allowed to supply the service in accordance with the terms of that commitment.
Agreement shall not prevent a Member from applying measures to regulate the entry of
natural persons into, or their temporary stay in, its territory, including those measures
necessary to protect the integrity of, and to ensure the orderly movement of natural
persons across, its borders, provided that such measures are not applied in such a manner
as to nullify or impair the benefits accruing to any Member under the terms of a specific
The sole fact of
requiring a visa for natural persons of certain Members and not for those of others shall
not be regarded as nullifying or impairing benefits under a specific commitment.
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