The effective implementation of these agreements depends on concrete operational mechanisms, including the exchange of data between participating countries. In response to a growing number of international social security agreements and an increasing number of insured migrant workers, it is necessary to improve the efficiency and scalability of implementation. The next ISSA database will provide important information on the existence and implementation of international social security agreements. Canada, as a major host country, has signed bilateral agreements with more than 50 countries. In addition, 9 of the 13 states and territories that have signed and ratified the CARICOM agreement are able to inform the third country of migrant workers in the Member States [see multilateral agreements]. These include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The scope of the agreements is different. In general, it covers old age pensions, disability pensions, survivor`s pensions, workers` compensation or sickness benefits; and if both parties express their will, including health care, family allowances, unemployment benefits. The International Association for Social Security (ISSA) is creating a database on international social security agreements. A first step includes information on existing social security agreements, including contracting states, the effective date, the duration of the reference period for seconded workers, the duration of insurance for the self-employed, the types of social security branches covered, as well as other references and links. In a second phase, the database will contain information about the operation.
– Agreement of 16 January 1958 between the Government of the People`s Republic of Poland and the Government of the Federal People`s Republic of Yugoslavia on social security – with regard to: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, you can also write to this address if you wish to propose the negotiation of new agreements with certain countries. In developing its negotiating plans, the SSA attaches considerable importance to the interests of workers and employers who will be affected by potential agreements. Although the agreements with Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Japan do not use the rule of residence as the main determinant of self-employment coverage, each of them contains a provision guaranteeing that workers are insured and taxed in a single country. For more information on these agreements, click here on our website or in writing to the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Conclusion section, below. Poland`s bilateral social security agreements are based on international standards for such agreements, i.e. fundamental principles of the coordination of social security systems: agreements to coordinate social protection across national borders have been commonplace in Western Europe for decades.