Trafficking

Tier 1

Argentina
Australia
Austria
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Guyana
Israel
Japan
Korea, South
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America

Tier 2

Albania

Antigua & Barbuda

Armenia

Aruba

Benin

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde

Cameroon

Chad

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Ethiopia

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kuwait

Latvia

Lebanon


 

Tier 2

Macau

Macedonia

Madagascar

Mali

Malta

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Qatar

Rwanda

St. Lucia

Sint Maarten

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Solomon Islands

Suriname

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uruguay

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Tier 2 Watch List

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Brunei

Bolivia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Cambodia

Central African Republic

Congo, Republic of

Curacao

Fiji

Gabon

Guinea-Bissau

Hungary

Iraq

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyz republic

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Montenegro

Nicaragua

Romania

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Tanzania

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Tier 3

Belarus

Bhutan

Burma

Burundi

China (PRC)

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Rep.

Cuba

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

The Gambia

Iran

Korea, North

Mauritania

Papua New Guinea

Russia

Saudi Arabia

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.
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