The United States said the Cambodian government has not fully met the minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.
Due to this, the US has downgraded the country from Tier 2 to Tier 3 of the US Blacklist on Human Trafficking.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) places each country into a tier based on the respective government’s efforts on curbing human trafficking. Tier 1 is the highest rank a country can receive while Tier 3 is the lowest.
In full: https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2022/07/815234/us-cambodia-yet-meet-minimum-standards-eliminate-human-trafficking