On 12 June 2007, the United States Department of State released its annual report on the world's efforts to combat human trafficking.
The U.S. Government has been issuing a report every year since 2001, as it is mandated by the US law Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
This year, a total of 16 states - four more than in 2006 - were given a Tier 3 status. Lao PDR improved its record from Tier 3 last year to Tier 2 this year. Singapore was demoted to Tier 2 this year from Tier 1 last year. Malaysia is new to Tier 3 this year.
The tier status of the countries represented on this web site are:
Republic of Korea
Tier 2 Watch List
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