David Cameron has said the immigration cap, due to come into force next year, will be "business friendly".
Businesses have been lobbying the government to exempt transfers within companies from the cap on workers from outside the European Economic Area.
A temporary cap is in place but an announcement is expected next week on permanent measures from next April.
The PM told Sky News: "We will try and exempt many of the inter-company transfers from the immigration system."
The annual cap on non-EU immigration was a key Conservative manifesto commitment - although it was opposed by their Lib Dem coalition partners before the election. But businesses have complained it will leave them at a competitive disadvantage.
Net migration - the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK and the number emigrating - stood at 196,000 last year.
The government has promised to at least halve this by 2015, partly by capping the number of skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area.
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November 23, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis