POEA List of Compliant and Non-Compliant Countries

List of Compliant Countries:

A. Based on POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 2 issued on May 17, 2011:

AFRICA
1. Angola
2.Kenya
3. Namibia
4.South Africa

AMERICAS
5. Argentina
6. Belize
7. Bolivia
8. BrazII
9. Canada
10. Chile
11. Columbia
12. Costa Rica
l3. Ecuador
14. Guam
15. Guatemala
16. Guyana
17. Jamaica
18. Mexico
19. Northern Marianas
20.Paraguay
21. Peru
22. Suriname
23. Uruguay
24.Unted States of America
25. Venezuela

EUROPE

26. Albania
27. Austia
28. Azerbaijarr
29. Belgium
30. Bosnia-Herzegovina
31. Czech Republic
32. Cyprus
33. Estonia
34. Finland
35. France
36. Germany
37. Greece
38. Hungary
39.Italy
40.Ireland
4I.Latvia
42.Liechtenstein
43. Lithuania
44. Luxembourg
45. Poland
46. Portugal
47. Romania
48. Russian Federation
49. San Marino
50. Slovak Republic
51. Slovenia
52. Spain
53. Sweden
54. Switzerland
55. The Netherlands
56. Turkey
57. United Kingdom

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

58. Australia
59. Brunei
60. Hong Kong
61. lndonesia
62.Japan
63. Korea (South)
64.Lao PDR/Laos
65. Macau
66. Maldives
67. Malaysia
68. Marshall Islands
69. Myanmar
70. New Zealand
71. Palau
72. Sri Lanka
73. Taiwan
74. Vietnam

MIDDLE EAST

75. Israel
76. Oman

B. Second List of Compliant Countries Based on POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 6 issued October 28, 2011:

77. Armenia
78. Bahamas
79. Bangladesh
80. Belarus
81. Benin
82. Bermuda
83. Burkina Faso
84. Burundi
85. Cameroon
86. Cape Verde
87. Central African Republic
88. Comoros
89. Congo Republic
90. Cook Islands
91. Democratic Republic of Congo
92. Denmark
93. Equatorial Guinea
94. Fiji
95. Gabon
96. Gambia
97. Ghana
98. Grenada
99. Guinea
100. Guinea Bissau
101. Guyana
102. Iceland
103. Ivory Coast/Cote d’ Ivoire
104. Jordan
105. Kazakhstan
106. Liberia
107. Madagascar
108. Malawi
109. Malta
110. Mauritius
111. Morocco
112. Nigeria
113. Norway
114. Puerto Rico
115. Rwanda
116. Sao Tome and Principe
117. Senegal
118. Seychelles
119. Sierra Leone
120. Tanzania
121. Togo
122. Trinidad and Tobago
123. Tunisia
124. Uganda
125. Ukraine

List of 41 Non-Compliant Countries Based on POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 7 issued on October 28, 2011(Note: Deployment Ban Takes Effect 15 Days After Publication in 2 Newspapers of General Circulation:

1. Afghanistan
2. Antigua and Barbuda
3. Barbados
4. Cambodia
5. Cayman Islands
6. Chad
7. Croatia
8. Cuba
9. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/North Korea
10. Dominica
11. East Timor/Timor Leste
12. Eritrea
13. Haiti
14. India
15. Iraq
16. Kyrgyzstan/Kyrgyz Republic
17. Lebanon
18. Lesotho
19. Libya
20. Mali
21. Mauritania
22. Montenegro
23. Mozambique
24. Nauru
25. Nepal
26. Niger
27. Pakistan
28. Palestine
29. Serbia
30. St. Kitts and Nevis
31. St. Lucia
32. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
33. Sudan
34. Swaziland
35. Tajikistan
36. Tonga
37. Turks and Caicos
38. Tuvalu
39. US Virgin Islands
40. Vanuatu
41. Zimbabwe

Author: Susan Ople

Susan "Toots" Ople is the President of the Blas F. Ople Policy and Training Institute. She's an OFW and labor advocate based in the Philippines.

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  • Have we exhausted efforts to really study the pros and cons of publishing this list.

    The ban have not yielded good results. They still go to these countries and our undocumented workers are getting more and more which is definitely not in the concept they would like to achieve “protection of workers”.

    Maybe we can still reevaluate and see if these countries may already have started to amend their laws towards what we feel they should have for the protection of workers.

    Will these move really protect the workers? ? ? ?

  • Miss Libya

    Why did you include Libya? The war is over…..
    What will happen to people in Philippines whose only hope is Libya for the future of their families? Where is your consideration? Do you even know what EMPATHY means?

  • Brian Michael T. Balio

    Very helpful po for our presentation of RA 10022.. Marami pong salamat. 😀