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Member governments of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are to examine in detail proposals made by the Australian government for the dismantling of bureaucratic barriers that prevent architects from practising abroad.

Its detailed suggestions were made in the ongoing WTO services round. Diplomats will now begin a year-long examination of proposals, before making formal offers to liberalize their service industries, including architecture.

Australia claims that restrictions facing foreign architects include rules on the repatriation of profits, tax, onerous visa requirements, non-recognition of qualifications and compulsory membership of professional associations.

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