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The ADB and ILO released a report in August 2014 exploring the potential impacts of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) plans to lower barriers to the free movement of goods, capital and workers at the end of 2015. (www.ilo.org/asia/whatwedo/events/WCMS_300205/lang--en/index.htm) The AEC lowers barriers to the cross-border movement of skilled workers, and the ADB-ILO report projects an additional 14 million jobs in trade, construction and transportation due to closer economic integration by 2025.
Relatively few workers are expected to take advantage of freedom of movement among the 10-ASEAN member states, which is limited initially to accountants, architects, dentists, doctors, engineers, nurses, surveyors and tourism industry workers.