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    Trafficking in China (TIP2018)

    The Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) doesnot fully meet the minimum standards for the eliminationof trafficking and is not making significant efforts to doso; therefore China remained on Tier 3. Despite the lackof significant efforts, the government took some steps toaddress trafficking, including by cooperating with internationalauthorities to address forced and fraudulent […] More

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    Trafficking in Morocco (TIP2018)

    The Government of Morocco does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Morocco remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by investigating and prosecuting more trafficking cases and […] More

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    Trafficking in Albania (TIP2018)

    The Government of Albania does not fully meet the minimumstandards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is makingsignificant efforts to do so. The government demonstratedincreasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period;therefore Albania remained on Tier 2. The government increasedfunding for victim protection, and identified and assistedmore victims. The government, in cooperation with NGOs,reactivated […] More

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    Prosecution of human trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

    The government increased law enforcement efforts. The 2003 Measures Against Trafficking in Persons law criminalized sex and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of eight to 20 years imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious offenses, such as rape. The government did not disaggregate law […] More

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    Trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

    The Government of Italy fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Italy remained on Tier 1. The government demonstrated serious and sustained efforts by improving coordination among government agencies, international organizations, and NGOs in identification of trafficking victims […] More

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    Protection and prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

    PROTECTION The government increased protection efforts. The Department of Equal Opportunity (DEO) coordinated protection efforts and reported government-supported NGOs assisted 1,354 potential victims in 2017, a significant increase from 851 victims assisted in 2016; however, this figure did not differentiate between victims of trafficking and other forms of exploitation, and thus the actual increase in […] More