Trafficking in Persons Report

The State Department released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report on June 20th. The Administration has the ability to apply sanctions and suspend some types of foreign assistance to countries that are designated as Tier 3 in the TIP report (countries that are deemed as not taking significant action to combat human trafficking). Here is the link to the 2019 report. It is important to note that Laos is no longer listed as Tier 3 in the 2019 report and should not be subject to any TIP report-related sanctions activity going forward. The DRC and South Sudan are once again listed as Tier 3 in the 2019 report, however no other countries that receive education funding from the U.S. were added to the Tier 3 category this year.