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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 itself 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

  • Afghanistan 2WL
  • Albania 2
  • Algeria 3
  • Angola 2WL
  • Antigua & Barbuda 2
  • Argentina 2
  • Armenia 2
  • Aruba 2
  • Australia 1
  • Austria 1
  • Azerbaijan 2WL
  • the Bahamas 2WL
  • Bahrain 2WL
  • Bangladesh 2
  • Barbados 2WL
  • Belarus 2WL
  • Belgium 1
  • Belize 2
  • Benin 2
  • Bolivia 2
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 2
  • Botswana 2
  • Brazil 2
  • Brunei 2
  • Bulgaria 2
  • Burkina Faso 2
  • Burma 2WL
  • Burundi 2WL
  • Cambodia 2
  • Cameroon 2
  • Canada 1
  • Cape Verde 2
  • Central African Rep. 3
  • Chad 2WL
  • Chile 2
  • China (PRC) 2WL
  • Colombia 1
  • Comoros 2WL
  • Congo (DRC) 3
  • Congo, Republic of 2WL
  • Costa Rica 2
  • Cote d’Ivoire 2
  • Croatia 1
  • Cuba 3
  • Curacao 2
  • Cyprus 2WL
  • Czech Republic 1
  • Denmark 1
  • Djibouti 2WL
  • Dominican Republic 2
  • Ecuador 2WL
  • Egypt 2
  • El Salvador 2
  • Equatorial Guinea 3
  • Eritrea 3
  • Estonia 2
  • Ethiopia 2
  • Fiji 2
  • Finland 1
  • France 1
  • Gabon 2
  • The Gambia 2WL
  • Georgia 1
  • Germany 1
  • Ghana 2
  • Greece 2
  • Guatemala 2
  • Guinea 2
  • Guinea-Bissau 2WL
  • Guyana 2
  • Haiti 2WL
  • Honduras 2
  • Hong Kong 2
  • Hungary 2
  • Iceland 1
  • India 2
  • Indonesia 2
  • Iran 3
  • Iraq 2WL
  • Ireland 1
  • Israel 1
  • Italy 1
  • Jamaica 2WL
  • Japan 2
  • Jordan 2
  • Kazakhstan 2
  • Kenya 2WL
  • Kiribati 2
  • Korea, North 3
  • Korea, south 1
  • Kosovo 2
  • Kuwait 3
  • Kyrgyz Republic 2
  • Laos 2
  • Latvia 2
  • Lebanon 2WL
  • Lesotho 2
  • Liberia 2WL
  • Libya 3
  • Lithuania 1
  • Luxembourg 1
  • Macau 2WL
  • Macedonia 1
  • Madagascar 3
  • Malawi 2WL
  • Malaysia 2WL
  • Maldives 2WL
  • Mali 2
  • Malta 2
  • Marshall Islands 2
  • Mauritania 2WL
  • Mauritius 1
  • Mexico 2
  • Micronesia 2WL
  • Moldova 2
  • Mongolia 2
  • Montenegro 2
  • Morocco 2
  • Mozambique 2
  • Namibia 2WL
  • Nepal 2
  • Netherlands 1
  • New Zealand 1
  • Nicaragua 1
  • Niger 2WL
  • Nigeria 2
  • Norway 1
  • Oman 2
  • Pakistan 2
  • Palau 2
  • Panama 2
  • Papua New Guinea 3
  • Paraguay 2
  • Peru 2
  • Philippines 2
  • Poland 1
  • Portugal 2
  • Qatar 2
  • Romania 2
  • Russia 2WL
  • Rwanda 2
  • St. Lucia 2
  • St. Vincent & The Gren. 2
  • Saudi Arabia 3
  • Senegal 2WL
  • Serbia 2
  • Seychelles 2WL
  • Sierra Leone 2WL
  • Singapore 2
  • Slovak Republic 1
  • Slovenia 1
  • Solomon Islands 2
  • South Africa 2
  • South Sudan 2WL
  • Spain 1
  • Sri Lanka 2
  • Sudan 3
  • Suriname 2WL
  • Swaziland 2
  • Sweden 1
  • Switzerland 2
  • Syria 3
  • Taiwan 1
  • Tajikistan 2
  • Tanzania 2
  • Thailand 2WL
  • Timor-Leste 2
  • Togo 2
  • Tonga 2
  • Trinidad & Tobago 2
  • Tunisia 2
  • Turkey 2
  • Turkmenistan 2WL
  • Uganda 2
  • Ukraine 2
  • United Arab Emirates 2
  • United Kingdom 1
  • United States of America 1
  • Uruguay 2
  • Uzbekistan 2WL
  • Venezuela 2WL
  • Vietnam 2
  • Yemen 3
  • Zambia 2
  • Zimbabwe 3
  • Somalia Special Case



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