June 20, 2019
The United States Releases the 2019 Trafficking In Persons Report
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2019 Traffic In Persons (TIP) Report at a public ceremony on June 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM (EDT) in Washington, DC. 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.
A Tier 1 ranking does not indicate that a country or a territory has eradicated trafficking, nor does it mean that a government’s response is perfect. Rather, it signifies that a country or a territory has met the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.
The entire TIP Report is available online at https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report/
The U.S. narrative and Taiwan narrative are also available at the AIT website.