Tier Placements

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report

The Tiers

Tier 1

Countries whose governments fully meet the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.

Tier 2

Countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to meet those standards.

Tier 2 Watch List

Countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to meet 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, including increased investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of trafficking crimes, increased assistance to victims, and decreasing evidence of complicity in severe forms of trafficking by government officials; or

c) The determination that a country is making significant efforts to meet the 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 meet the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

TIER PLACEMENTS

Tier 1

Armenia
Australia
Austria
the Bahamas
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Korea, South
Lithuania
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
St. Maarten
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America

Tier 2

Albania
Angola
Argentina
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Bhutan
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chad
Croatia
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Romania
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Africa
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Togo
Turkey
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vietnam
Zambia

Tier 2 Watch List

Afghanistan
Antigua & Barbuda
Benin
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
China (PRC)
Congo, Democratic Rep. Of
Congo, Republic of
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Hong Kong
Kiribati
Kuwait
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mozambique
Niger
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Ukraine

Tier 3

Algeria
Belarus
Belize
Burma
Burundi
Central African Republic
Comoros
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
The Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Iran
Korea, North
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Papua New Guinea
Russia
South Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Zimbabwe

Special Case

Libya
Somalia
Yemen