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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 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

2WL

Algeria

3

Angola

2WL

Antigua & Barbuda

2

Argentina

2

Armenia

1

Aruba

2

Australia

1

Austria

1

Azerbaijan

2

the Bahamas

2

Bahrain

2WL

Bangladesh

2

Barbados

2WL

Belarus

2WL

Belgium

1

Belize

2

Benin

2

Bhutan

2

Bolivia

2

Bosnia & Herzegovina

2

Botswana

2

Brazil

2

Brunei

2

Bulgaria

2

Burkina Faso

2

Burma

2WL

Burundi

2WL

Cambodia

2WL

Cameroon

2

Canada

1

Cape Verde

2

Central African Rep.

3

Chad

2WL

Chile

2

China (PRC)

3*

Colombia

1

Comoros

2WL

Congo (DRC)

3

Congo, Republic of

2

Costa Rica

2

Cote d’Ivoire

2

Croatia

2

Cuba

3

Curacao

2

Cyprus

2

Czech Republic

1

Denmark

1

Djibouti

2WL

Dominican Republic

2

Ecuador

2

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

2

Germany

1

Ghana

2

Greece

2

Guatemala

2

Guinea

2WL

Guinea-Bissau

3

Guyana

2WL

Haiti

2WL

Honduras

2WL

Hong Kong

2

Hungary

2

Iceland

1

India

2

Indonesia

2

Iran

3

Iraq

2

Ireland

1

Israel

1

Italy

1

Jamaica

2

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

2WL

Liberia

2WL

Libya

3

Lithuania

2

Luxembourg

1

Macau

2

Macedonia

1

Madagascar

2WL

Malawi

2

Malaysia

2WL

Maldives

2WL

Mali

2WL

Malta

2

Marshall Islands

2WL

Mauritania

3

Mauritius

2

Mexico

2

Micronesia

2WL

Moldova

2

Mongolia

2

Montenegro

2

Morocco

2WL

Mozambique

2

Namibia

2WL

Nepal

2

Netherlands

1

New Zealand

1

Nicaragua

1

Niger

2

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

3*

Rwanda

2WL

St. Lucia

2WL

ST. Maarten

2

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

2

Saudi Arabia

3

Senegal

2

Serbia

2

Seychelles

2WL

Sierra Leone

2

Singapore

2

Slovak Republic

1

Slovenia

1

Solomon Islands

2WL

South Africa

2

South Sudan

2WL

Spain

1

Sri Lanka

2WL

Sudan

3

Suriname

2WL

Swaziland

2

Sweden

1

Switzerland

2

Syria

3

Taiwan

1

Tajikistan

2

Tanzania

2WL

Thailand

2WL

Timor-Leste

2

Togo

2

Tonga

2

Trinidad & Tobago

2WL

Tunisia

2WL

Turkey

2

Turkmenistan

2WL

Uganda

2

Ukraine

2WL

United Arab Emirates

2

United Kingdom

1

United States of America

1

Uruguay

2WL

Uzbekistan

3*

Venezuela

2WL

Vietnam

2

Yemen

3

Zambia

2

Zimbabwe

3

   

Somalia

Special Case

* Auto downgrade from Tier 2 Watch List




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