Trafficking in Persons Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection and prosecution programs. Worldwide, the report is used by international organizations, foreign governments, and nongovernmental organizations alike as a tool to examine where resources are most needed. Freeing victims, preventing trafficking, and bringing traffickers to justice are the ultimate goals of the report and of the U.S Government’s anti-human trafficking policy.

In the TIP Report, the Department of State places each country onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking” found in Section 108 of the TVPA. While Tier 1 is the highest ranking, it does not mean that a country has no human trafficking problem. On the contrary, a Tier 1 ranking indicates that a government has acknowledged the existence of human trafficking, made efforts to address the problem, and complies with the TVPA’s minimum standards. Each year, governments need to demonstrate appreciable progress in combating trafficking to maintain a Tier 1 ranking.

  • The United States Releases the 2019 Trafficking In Persons Report - “The 2019 TIP Report includes narratives for more than 180 countries and territories, including the United States and Taiwan. The United States and Taiwan are both listed as Tier 1.” | PR-1925 | June 20, 2019
  • 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan - 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan | OT-1946 | June 20, 2019
  • 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 28, 2018) Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Authorities continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Taiwan remained on Tier 1. | OT-1817 | June 28, 2018
  • 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 28, 2017) Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Authorities continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore, Taiwan remained on Tier 1. | OT-1710 | June 28, 2017
  • 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on July 1, 2016) Taiwan authorities fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. During the reporting period, authorities continued to prosecute trafficking offenses, including both forced labor and sex trafficking, trained law enforcement and other officials on trafficking indicators, took steps to make the system of direct hiring of employees without ...
  • 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on July 25, 2015) As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses efforts around the world to combat modern slavery. Read the State Departments 2015 Taiwan TIP Report here. | OT-1516E | Date: 07/28/2015
  • 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on Released on June 20, 2014) Taiwan authorities fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. | OT-1405E | Date: 6/20/2014
  • 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 19, 2013) Taiwan receives Tier One status on annual Trafficking in Persons report for the 4th consecutive year. | OT-1306E | Date: 6/20/2013
  • 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 19, 2012) 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report Taiwan (Tier 1) Released by the U.S. Department of State June 19, 2012 | OT-1204E | Date: 06/21/2012
  • 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 27, 2011) Taiwan is a destination, and to a much lesser extent, source and transit territory for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. | OT-1110E | June 28, 2011
  • 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 15, 2010) Taiwan is a destination, and to a much lesser extent, source and transit territory for men, women, and children subjected to forced prostitution and forced labor. | OT-1017E
  • 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2) - (Released on June 16, 2009) Recommendations for Taiwan:  Extend labor protections to all categories of workers including domestic workers and caregivers to prevent labor trafficking; implement the new comprehensive anti-trafficking law and effectively carry out its victim and witness protections so that victims are not penalized for acts committed as a direct result of being ...
  • 2008 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2) - (Released on June 5, 2008) Taiwan is primarily a destination for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation. | OT-0810E | June 05, 2008
  • 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2) - (Released on June 12, 2007) Taiwan is primarily a destination for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation. | OT-0710E | June 12, 2007
  • 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2 Watch List) - (Released on June 5, 2006) Taiwan is primarily a destination for men, women, and children trafficked for forced labor and sexual exploitation. | OT-0610E | June 05, 2006
  • 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 2) - (Released on June 3, 2005) Taiwan is primarily a destination for women and girls, mainly from the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.), who are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. | BG-0510E | June 03, 2005
  • 2004 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan (Tier 1) - (Released on June 14, 2004) Taiwan is a source, transit, and destination point for women and men trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. | BG-0404 | June 14, 2004