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 bring themselves into compliance with those standards.

TIER 2 WATCH LIST

Countries whose governments do not fully meet 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 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
Czechia
Denmark
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Guyana
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Korea, South
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
St. Maarten
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America

TIER 2

Afghanistan
Albania
Angola
Argentina
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Barbados
Bhutan
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Cambodia
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Curacao
Cyprus
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Greece
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Mongolia
Morocco
Namibia
Nepal
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Qatar
Romania
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vietnam

TIER 2 WATCH LIST

Algeria
Antigua & Barbuda
Bangladesh
Benin
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Chad
Cuba
Djibouti
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guatemala
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iraq
Kuwait
Laos
Liberia
Macau
Madagascar
Marshall Islands
Moldova
Montenegro
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Suriname
Swaziland
Thailand
Zambia
Zimbabwe

TIER 3

Belarus
Belize
Burundi
Central African Republic
China (PRC)
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Iran
Korea, North
Mali
Mauritania
Russia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Venezuela

Special Case

Libya
Somalia
Yemen