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The difference between Luzon and Mindanao Tamarind

Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Geo Countries

What is Tier 1? There are the countries whose governments have fully complied with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards. What is Tier 2? Those countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards. The  absolute number of victims  of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is significantly increasing; 
There is a  failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts  to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year; or 
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.