Tier Placements

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report

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

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

Special Case
Somalia
 
* Auto downgrade from Tier 2 Watch List