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Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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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; 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 Rankings

Afghanistan2WLGreece2Oman2
Albania2Guatemala2WLPakistan2
Algeria2WLGuinea2WLPalau2
Angola2Guinea -Bissau2WLPanama2WL
Antigua & Barbuda2Guyana2WLPapua New Guinea3
Argentina2Honduras2Paraguay2
Armenia2Hong Kong2Peru2
Australia1Hungary2Philippines2WL
Austria1Iceland2Poland1
Azerbaijan2WLIndia2WLPortugal2
The Bahamas2Indonesia2Qatar2WL
Bahrain2Iran3Romania2
Bangladesh2WLIraq2WLRussia2WL
Barbados2WLIreland1Rwanda2
Belarus2Israel2St. Vincent & The Gren.2WL
Belgium1Italy1Saudi Arabia3
Belize2WLJamaica2Senegal2WL
Benin2Japan2Serbia2
Bolivia2Jordan2Sierra Leone2
Bosnia & Herzegovina1Kazakhstan2WLSingapore2WL
Botswana2Kenya2Slovak Republic2
Brazil2Kiribati2WLSlovenia1
Brunei2WLKorea , North3South Africa2
Bulgaria2Korea , South1Spain1
Burkina Faso2Kosovo2Sri Lanka2WL
Burma3Kuwait3Sudan3
Burundi2Kyrgyz Republic2Suriname2
Cambodia2Laos2WLSwaziland2WL
Cameroon2WLLatvia2Sweden1
Canada1Lebanon2WLSwitzerland2
Central African Rep .2WLLesotho2WLSyria2WL
Chad2WLLiberia2Taiwan1
Chile2Libya2WLTajikistan2WL
China (PRC)2WLLithuania1Tanzania2WL
Colombia1Luxembourg1Thailand2WL
Congo (DRC)3Macau2Timor -Leste2
Congo (ROC)2WLMacedonia2Togo2
Costa Rica2Madagascar2WLTrinidad & Tobago2WL
Cote d’Ivoire2WLMalawi2Tunisia2WL
Croatia1Malaysia2WLTurkey2
Cuba3Maldives2WLTurkmenistan2WL
Cyprus2Mali2WLUganda2
Czech Republic1Malta2WLUkraine2
Denmark1Mauritania3United Arab Emirates2
Djibouti2Mauritius1United Kingdom1
Dominican Republic3Mexico2United States of America1
Ecuador2Micronesia2WLUruguay2
Egypt2Moldova2WLUzbekistan2WL
El Salvador2Mongolia2Venezuela2WL
Equatorial Guinea2WLMontenegro2Vietnam2WL
Eritrea3Morocco2Yemen2WL
Estonia2Mozambique2WLZambia2
Ethiopia2Namibia2Zimbabwe3
Fiji2WLNepal2HaitiSC
Finland1Netherlands1SomaliaSC
France1Neth. Antilles*2
Gabon2WLNew Zealand1
The Gambia2Nicaragua2WL
Georgia1Niger2WL
Germany1Nigeria1
Ghana2Norway1

*The Netherlands Antilles is a semi-autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Kingdom Charter divides responsibility among the three co-equal parts of the Kingdom based on jurisdiction and matter. For the purpose of this report, the Netherlands Antilles is not a “country” to which the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act apply. This narrative reflects how the Antilles would be assessed if it were a separate, independent country.



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