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Trafficking report chides government

Sanctions likely if no progress made in a year

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  • Writer: Lauren Higgs
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The government is doing too little to stop tens of thousands of trafficking victims being forced into "modern slavery" in the sex trade, fishing-related industries and domestic servitude in Thailand, the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report has warned. 

The US government report, which grades 188 countries and territories on their efforts to tackle trafficking, places Thailand on its Tier 2 watch list for a fourth consecutive year.

This means the government is failing to comply with Washington's minimum standards for eliminating trafficking and is yet to show sufficient evidence of increasing efforts to address the problem.

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