State Department downgrades China and Russia, leaves Thailand alone in annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
Published: June 19, 2013 at 4:54 PM
By KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com | Blog
Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the release Wednesday of the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.
The TIP report ranks governments, including the United States, on their efforts to combat and prevent human trafficking. While Tier 1 is the highest ranking, it does not mean that a country has no human trafficking problem.