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NATIONAL POLICY AND REGULATIONS

ASEAN/ Sub-regional

  • ASEAN Declaration Against Trafficking in Persons Particularly Women and Children November 29, 2004 (PDF 14.7KB)
  • ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers January 13, 2007 (PDF 26KB)
  • Sub-Regional Action Plan: Areas for Cooperation and Activities as Agreed at Senior Officials Meeting II October 28, 2004 (PDF 31.8KB )

Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs)

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Action to Reduce HIV Vulnerability Related to Population Movement between the Kingdom of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Union of Myanmar, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam September 5, 2001(PDF 24.2KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the Royal Thai Government and the Government of Lao PDR on Employment Cooperation October 18, 2002 (PDF 20.7KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on Bilateral Cooperation for Eliminating Trafficking in Children and Women and Assisting Victims of Trafficking May 31, 2003 (PDF 130KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Cooperation in the Employment of Workers May 31, 2003 (PDF 27KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Union of Myanmar on Cooperation in the Employment of Workers June 21, 2003 (PDF 25.5KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region October 29, 2004 (PDF 27KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on Cooperation to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children July 13, 2005 (PDF 359KB)
  • Agreement Between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Bilateral Cooperation for Eliminating Trafficking in Women and Children and Assisting Victims of Trafficking October 10, 2005 (PDF 339KB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia on the Recruitment and Employment of Workers, December 2015 (PDF11.5MB)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Kingdom of Thailand and the Government of the Union of Myanmar, 2016 (PDF29.0KB)

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia

  • Cambodia, Sub-Decree #46, May 2002 (PDF181KB)
  • Cambodia, Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, 2008 (PDF500KB)
  • Cambodia, Sub-Decree #190 on The Management of the Sending of Cambodian Workers Abroad through Private Recruitment Agencies, August 2011 (PDF49.2KB)
  • Cambodia, Sub-Decree 47/13, February 2013 PDF28.7KB
  • Cambodia, Labour Migration Policy for Cambodia 2015-2018, December 2014 (PDF1.42MB)
  • Cambodia, Prakas 252, September 2013 (PDF25.9KB)
  • Cambodia, Prakas 249, September 2013 (PDF25KB)

Indonesia

Lao PDR

Malaysia

  • Malaysia Employment Act, 1955(PDF)
  • Recruitment Terms and Conditions of Foreign Workers, 2018(PDF)
  • See others on the ASEAN repository

Myanmar/Burma

  • Myanmar, The Social Security Act, 1954 PDF1.08MB
  • Myanmar/Burma, Law Relating to Overseas Employment, July 1999 (PDF103KB (2))
  • MOEAF, “Code of Conduct for the Members of Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation”, August 2016 (PDF5.39MB)

Philippines

  • Presidential Decree 442, Labor Code of the Philippines: English
  • Republic Acts
  •  Philippines Fisheries Code, RA 8550: English
  • Philippines Coastguard Law, RA 9993: English
  • Special Protection of Children Act, RA 9231: English
  • Migrant Workers Act 1995, RA 8042 as amended by RA 10022: English
  • Social Security Law, RA 1161 (as amended by Sec. 1, P.D. No. 24, S-1972): English
  •  An Act Further Strengthening The Social Security System Thereby Amending For This Purpose, RA 1161, as amended, RA 8282: English
  •  An Act To Prevent Deter And Eliminate Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing, Amending RA 8550, Otherwise Known As “THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES CODE OF 1998,” And For Other Purposes, RA 10654: English
  • Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009, RA 9679: English
  • Republic Act No. 10635 (An Act Establishing the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the Single Maritime Administration Responsible for the Implementation and Enforcement of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended: English
  • DOLE Order 141/2014: English
  • DOLE Order 147/15: Amending the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Book VI of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended: English
  • DOLE Order 156/2016: English
  • DOLE Order 196/2018 amending DOLE Order 156/2016: English
  • DOLE Order 198 of 2018 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11058: English
  • DOLE, Occupational Safety and Health Standards: English
  • MARINA, Rules and Regulations on Stability Requirements for Philippine-Registered Domestic Ships (Stability Code, MARINA Circular No. 5 of 2007): English
  • MARINA, Philippines Fishing Vessels Safety Rules and Regulations (PFVSRR): English
  • Philippines Coast Guard, Memorandum Circular No. 5 of 2012 (Master’s Declaration of Safe Departure): English
  • Philippines Coast Guard, Memorandum Circular No. 6 of 1990 (Marine Protest): English
  • Omnibus Rules to Implement the Labor Code of the Philippines: English 
  • Revised 2016 POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Seafarers (Seafarers’ POEARR): English
  • POEA, Memorandum Circular No. 10 of 2010 (Amended Standard Terms and Conditions Governing Employment of Filipino Seafarers on Board Ocean Going Ships); Referred to in the text as “STC for Employment of Filipino Seafarers”: English
  • POEA Memorandum Circular No. 4 of 2013 (One-Page Covering Employment Contract): English
  • POEA’s Memorandum Circular No. 14 of 2018 (Guidelines in the Repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers and Seafarers): English

Singapore

Thailand

  • Thailand, Immigration Act, B.E. 2522 (PDF 88KB
  • Thai translation of International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers (PDF 329KB)
  • Thailand, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act B.E 2551 (2008) January 30, 2008 Thai (PDF193KB) , English (PDF58KB) (Source: //www.no-trafficking.org/)
  • Thailand, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (No.2) B.E. 2558 (2015) November 3, 2015 Thai (PDF76KB)
  • Thailand, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (No.3) B.E. 2560 (2017) January 26, 2017 Thai (PDF74KB)
  • Thailand, Royal Ordinance, Additional amendments to Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act B.E. 2551 (2008), B.E. 2562 (2019) ENG version ( PDF148KB)
  • Thailand, Alien Work Act B.E 2551 (2008) Feburary 13, 2008 Thai (PDF706KB) , English (PDF553KB) (Source: //www.no-trafficking.org/)
  • Thailand, The Social Security Act (No. 4) 2015 (B.E. 2558) (PDF444K)
  • Thailand, Royal Ordinance on Bringing Migrant Workers to Work with Employers in Thailand B.E.2559 (2016) (PDF1.22MB)
  • Thailand, Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560 (2017)Thai version:(PDF264KB) English version: (PDF103KB)
  • Thailand, Royal Ordinance on Migrant Working Management (No 2) B.E. 2561 (2018)Thai version (PDF201KB)
  • Thailand, Emergency Decree on Fisheiries B.E. 2558 (2015) English version (PDF524KB)
  • Thailand, Royal Ordinance on Fisheries (No.2) B.E. 2560 (2017) English version (PDF765KB)

Viet Nam

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