· Now that services account for 65% of the U.S. economy and 28% of the value of U.S. exports, international mobility of businessmen, especially as service-providing employees, has become an increasingly important aspect of competitive markets for suppliers and consumers. Facilitating the movement of professionals allows business partners to provide each other more efficiently with services such as architecture, engineering, consulting and construction. · The United States will be able to collect fees for professionals allowed to enter. Both agreements have a language that requires contracting parties to set royalties so that they “do not unduly affect or delay trade in goods or services.” There are only 6800. Under the underlying free trade agreements, up to 1,400 Chilean experts and 5,400 skilled workers from Singapore can enter the United States each year as H-1B1 workers. These numerical limits are included in the H-1B gross limit. [9 FAM 402.10-5 (B)] Here are the exceptions. Trade agreements with Chile and Singapore allow for other qualifications in certain professions: agricultural managers and physiotherapists (for Chilean workers) and management consultants and disaster assistance seekers (for Chilean or Singaporean workers). For more information on the alternative registration information allowed, see the Foreign Ministry`s Foreign Affairs Manual on this topic (see 9 FAM 402.10-5 (E) or the corresponding section of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (see Appendix 14.3 (D) (2)). This is due to the agreements with Chile and Singapore, which explicitly provide only temporary stays for professionals in the United States. To do this, they can prove that they are: the H1B1 category was created by the free trade agreements signed by the United States with Chile and Singapore in 2003.

Citizens of these two countries have 6,800 H1B1 numbers per fiscal year. These figures are deducted from the annual H1B limit of 65,000, which is available annually worldwide. Annual numerical limits are set for foreigners who can obtain H-1B1 visas. In total, 6,800 (1,400 Chilean professionals and 5,400 Singapore professionals) H-1B1 Non-immigrants are allowed to enter the United States each year.