printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Tier Placements


Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report
Share

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

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

TIER 2

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

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

BurmaIranNorth KoreaSyria
ChadKuwaitPapua New GuineaZimbabwe
CubaMalaysiaSaudi Arabia 
EritreaMauritaniaSudan 
FijiNigerSwaziland 



Back to Top
Sign-in

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.