Macau (Tier 3)
The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so, even considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity. Therefore Macau was downgraded to Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including investigating one potential case of trafficking, disseminating awareness-raising materials, and maintaining guidelines for victim identification and referrals to services. However, for the third consecutive year, the government did not identify or provide services to any victims, nor did it initiate any trafficking prosecutions. The government has not convicted a trafficker since 2019 and has never identified a victim of forced labor.