Report

The Tiers

TIER 1
Countries whose governments fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards

TIER 2
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards

TIER 2 WATCH LIST
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards AND:
a) The absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is
significantly increasing; or
b) There is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year; or
c) The determination that a country is making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with minimum standards was based on commitments by the country to take additional future steps over the next year

TIER 3
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so

Tier Placements

TIER 1

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AustraliaDenmarkLithuaniaNorway
AustriaFinlandLuxembourgPoland
BelgiumFranceMacedoniaSlovenia
CanadaGeorgiaMauritiusSpain
ColombiaGermanyThe NetherlandsSweden
CroatiaItalyNew ZealandSwitzerland
Czech RepublicKorea, Rep. ofNigeriaUnited Kingdom

TIER 2

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AfghanistanEl SalvadorLaosRomania
AlbaniaEstoniaLiberiaRwanda
Antigua & BarbudaEthiopiaMacauSerbia
ArmeniaThe GambiaMadagascarSierra Leone
The BahamasGreeceMalawiSingapore
BarbadosHondurasThe MaldivesSlovak Republic
BelarusHong KongMaltaSouth Africa
BeninHungaryMexicoSuriname
BoliviaIcelandMongoliaTaiwan
Bosnia & HerzegovinaIndonesiaMoroccoTanzania
BotswanaIrelandMozambiqueThailand
BrazilIsraelNamibiaTimor-Leste
BruneiJamaicaNepalTogo
BulgariaJapanOmanTrinidad & Tobago
Burkina FasoJordanPalauTurkey
ChileKazakhstanPanamaUganda
Costa RicaKenyaParaguayUruguay
CyprusKosovoPeruVietnam
EcuadorKyrgyz RepublicPortugalZambia

TIER 2 WATCH LIST

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AlgeriaCongo, Rep. ofIraqQatar
AngolaCote d’IvoireLatviaRussia
ArgentinaDjiboutiLebanonSt. Vincent & the Gren.
AzerbaijanDominican RepublicLesothoSenegal
BahrainEgyptLibyaSri Lanka
BangladeshEquatorial GuineaMaliTajikistan
BelizeGabonMicronesiaTunisia
BurundiGhanaMoldovaTurkmenistan
CambodiaGuatemalaMontenegroUkraine
CameronGuineaThe Neth. AntillesUnited Arab Emirates
Central African Rep.Guinea-BissauNicaraguaUzbekistan
China (PRC)GuyanaPakistanVenezuela
Congo (DRC)IndiaPhilippinesYemen

TIER 3

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BurmaIranNorth KoreaSyria
ChadKuwaitPapua New GuineaZimbabwe
CubaMalaysiaSaudi Arabia
EritreaMauritaniaSudan
FijiNigerSwaziland

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