International Trade

Doing Business records the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods.

What the Indicator Measure

  • Obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during transport, clearance, inspections and port or border handling in origin economy

    Obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during transport, clearance, inspections and port or border handling in origin economy

  • Obtaining, preparing and submitting documents required by destination economy and any transit economies

    Obtaining, preparing and submitting documents required by destination economy and any transit economies

  • Covers all documents required by law and in practice, including electronic submissions of information

    Covers all documents required by law and in practice, including electronic submissions of information

  • Customs clearance and inspections

    Customs clearance and inspections

  • Inspections by other agencies (if applied to more than 20% of shipments)

    Inspections by other agencies (if applied to more than 20% of shipments)

  • Handling and inspections that take place at the economy’s port or border

    Handling and inspections that take place at the economy’s port or border

  • Loading or unloading of the shipment at the warehouse or port/border

    Loading or unloading of the shipment at the warehouse or port/border

  • Transport between warehouse and port/border

    Transport between warehouse and port/border

  • Traffic delays and road police checks while shipment is en route

    Traffic delays and road police checks while shipment is en route

Institutions under this Indicator

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