Trafficking

Tier 1

ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BAHAMAS, THE
BAHRAIN
BELGIUM
CANADA
CHILE
COLOMBIA
CZECH REPUBLIC
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GEORGIA
GUYANA
KOREA, SOUTH
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
NAMIBIA
NETHERLANDS
PHILIPPINES
SINGAPORE
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
TAIWAN
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Tier 2

ALBANIA
ANGOLA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
ARMENIA
BANGLADESH
BENIN
BOLIVIA
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BULGARIA
CABO VERDE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE
COSTA RICA
COTE D’IVOIRE
CROATIA
CYPRUS
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
ESWATINI
FIJI
GABON
GERMANY
GHANA
GREECE
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
HUNGARY
ICELAND
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAQ
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAPAN
JAMAICA
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
KENYA
KOSOVO
KUWAIT
LAOS
LATVIA
LEBANON

Tier 2

MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALDIVES
MALTA
MAURITIUS
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
MOLDOVA
MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
NEW ZEALAND
NIGER
NIGERIA
NEPAL
NORTH MACEDONIA
NORWAY
OMAN
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
POLAND
PORTUGAL
QATAR
RWANDA
SAINT LUCIA
ST. VINCENT
AND THE GRENADINES
SAUDI ARABIA
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SUDAN
SURINAME
SWITZERLAND
TAJIKISTAN
TOGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU

Tier 2 Watch List

ARUBA
AZERBAIJAN
BARBADOS
BELARUS
BELIZE
BHUTAN
BRUNEI
BURKINA FASO
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CHAD
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF THE
CURAÇAO
DJIBOUTI
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
ETHIOPIA
GAMBIA, THE
GUINEA
HAITI
HONG KONG
IRELAND
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
MACAU
MALI
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA
PAKISTAN
PALAU
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ROMANIA
SENEGAL
SINT MAARTEN
SOUTH AFRICA
SRI LANKA
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TIMOR-LESTE
TONGA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
UGANDA
VIETNAM
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Tier 3

AFGHANISTAN
ALGERIA
BURMA
CHINA
COMOROS
CUBA
ERITREA
GUINEA-BISSAU
IRAN
KOREA, NORTH
MALAYSIA
NICARAGUA
RUSSIA
SOUTH SUDAN
SYRIA
TURKMENISTAN
VENEZUELA

 

 

Special Case

LIBYA

SOMALIA

YEMEN

The Tiers
 
Tier 1
Countries whose governments fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.
 
Tier 2
Countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to meet those standards.
 
Tier 2 Watch List
Countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to meet those standards and:
a) The absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is significantly increasing;
 
b) There is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year, including increased investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of trafficking crimes, increased assistance to victims, and decreasing evidence of complicity in severe forms of trafficking by government officials; or
 
c) The determination that a country is making significant efforts to meet the 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 meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.