Tier Placements and Regional Maps

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

Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Guyana
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea, South
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America

TIER 2

Afghanistan
Albania
Antigua & Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Barbados
Benin
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Curacao
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Macedonia
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Serbia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vietnam
Zambia

TIER 2 WATCH LIST

Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Chad
Cuba
Eswatini
Fiji
The Gambia
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iraq
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Liberia
Macau
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mongolia
Montenegro
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Togo
Uzbekistan
Zimbabwe

TIER 3

Belarus
Belize
Bolivia
Burma
Burundi
China (PRC)
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Rep. of
Congo, Republic of
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Gabon
Iran
Korea, North
Laos
Mauritania
Papua New Guinea
Russia
South Sudan
Syria
Turkmenistan
Venezuela

SPECIAL CASE

Libya
St. Maarten
Somalia
Yemen


Regional Maps


AFRICA

Date: 2018 Description: Map of Africa: Boundary representation is not authoritative. - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

340 (45)

217 (113)

8,900 (5,098)

2

2012

493 (273)

252 (177)

10,043 (6,544)

4

2013

572 (245)

341 (192)

10,096 (2,250)

7

2014

811 (49)

317 (33)

9,523 (1,308)

4

2015

1,517 (53)

719 (8)

12,125 (3,531)

6

2016

1,293 (54)

1,120 (21)

18,296 (13,205)

4

2017

1,733 (98)

454 (34)

24,138 (5,902)

2

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.


EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC

Date: 2018 Description: Map of East Asia and Pacific: Boundary representation is not authoritative. - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

2,127 (55)

978 (55)

8,454 (3,140)

4

2012

1,682 (115)

1,251 (103)

8,521 (1,804)

4

2013

2,460 (188)

1,271 (39)

7,886 (1,077)

3

2014

1,938 (88)

969 (16)

6,349 (1,084)

3

2015

3,414 (193)

1,730 (130)

13,990 (3,533)

10

2016

2,137 (51)

1,953 (31)

9,989 (310)

7

2017

2,949 (77)

3,198 (72)

10,819 (669)

0

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.


EUROPE

Date: 2018 Description: Map of Europe: Boundary representation is not authoritative; * Islands in the Caribbean Sea-although part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba, CuraƧao and St. Maarten are covered by the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

3,188 (298)

1,601 (81)

10,185 (1,796)

2

2012

3,161 (361)

1,818 (112)

11,905 (2,306)

3

2013

3,223 (275)

2,684 (127)

10,374 (1,863)

35

2014

4,199 (197)

1,585 (69)

11,910 (3,531)

5

2015

4,990 (272)

1,692 (245)

11,112 (3,733)

8

2016

2,703 (201)

1,673 (40)

13,349 (3,192)

3

2017

2,548 (179)

1,257 (53)

12,750 (3,330)

0

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.


NEAR EAST

Date: 2018 Description: Map of Near East: Boundary representation is not authoritative.  - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

209 (17)

60 (5)

1,831 (1,132)

2

2012

249 (29)

149 (15)

4,047 (1,063)

1

2013

119 (25)

60 (4)

1,460 (172)

4

2014

320 (5)

144 (25)

3,388 (2,460)

0

2015

480 (31)

343 (31)

6,068 (156)

0

2016

996 (591)

1,187 (582)

3,292 (185)

4

2017

974 (112)

104 (11)

1,834 (53)

0

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.


SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA

Date: 2018 Description: Map of South and Central Asia: Boundary representation is not authoritative.  - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

974 (24)

829 (11)

3,907 (1,089)

2

2012

1,043 (6)

874 (4)

4,415 (2,150)

1

2013

1,904 (259)

974 (58)

7,124 (1,290)

5

2014

1,839 (12)

958 (10)

4,878 (1,041)

3

2015

6,930 (225)

1,468 (16)

24,867 (1,191)

0

2016

6,297 (72)

2,193 (19)

14,706 (464)

5

2017

8,105 (264)

1,063 (48)

40,857 (11,813)

2

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.


WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Date: 2018 Description: Map of Western Hemisphere: Boundary representation is not authoritative.  - State Dept Image

YEAR

PROSECUTIONS

CONVICTIONS

VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION

2011

624 (17)

279 (14)

9,014 (2,490)

3

2012

1,077 (369)

402 (107)

7,639 (3,501)

8

2013

1,182 (207)

446 (50)

7,818 (3,951)

4

2014

944 (67)

470 (63)

8,414 (2,014)

5

2015

1,796 (83)

663 (26)

9,661 (2,118)

6

2016

1,513 (69)

946 (24)

8,821 (109)

2

2017

1,571 (139)

969 (114)

10,011 (2,139)

1

The above statistics are estimates derived from data provided by foreign governments and other sources and reviewed by the Department of State. Aggregate data fluctuates from one year to the next due to the hidden nature of trafficking crimes, dynamic global events, shifts in government efforts, and a lack of uniformity in national reporting structures. The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified.