Singapore’s foreign worker quota will be reduced for the manufacturing sector from 20 percent to 15 percent by January 2023.
The country passed House Bill’s No. 8461 and 8512 which authorizes the suspension of premium contribution hikes for social security programs.
As of January 1, 2021, Cambodia’s monthly minimum wage rate for regular workers is US$192, an increase from US$190 in 2020.
Vietnam’s National Assembly approved a new Labor Code which took effect in January 2021.
Singapore has established a one-way travel corridor with Taiwan under the Air Travel Pass scheme (in effect since December 18, 2020).
The Ministry of Manpower issued a circular in October 2020 advising regional governments not to increase the monthly minimum wage rates due to the ongoing pandemic.
From November 22, 2020, the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will come into effect, allowing short-term visitors to travel between both countries.
Singapore will issue a new work permit in January 2021, named Tech.Pass, aimed at attracting technology entrepreneurs and experts.
Singapore began allowing short-term visitors from mainland China on November 6, 2020, through its Air Travel Pass (ATP) program.
Indonesia and Singapore established a ‘green lane’ on October 12, 2020, to facilitate business and official travel between the two countries. Applications were open from October 26.