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Government > Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Time required to enforce a contract (days). Time required to enforce a contract is the number of calendar days from the filing of the lawsuit in court until the final determination and, in appropriate cases, payment.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Suriname 1,715 2013
=1 Guinea-Bissau 1,715 2013
3 Afghanistan 1,642 2013
4 Bangladesh 1,442 2013
5 India 1,420 2013
6 Guatemala 1,402 2013
=7 Barbados 1,340 2013
=7 Trinidad and Tobago 1,340 2013
9 Sri Lanka 1,318 2013
10 Greece 1,300 2013
11 Angola 1,296 2013
12 Colombia 1,288 2013
13 East Timor 1,285 2013
14 Liberia 1,280 2013
15 Slovenia 1,270 2013
16 Djibouti 1,225 2013
17 Italy 1,185 2013
18 Burma 1,160 2013
South Asia average (profile) 1,141 2013
19 Gabon 1,070 2013
20 Sao Tome and Principe 1,065 2013
21 Egypt 1,010 2013
22 Pakistan 976 2013
23 Swaziland 956 2013
24 Mozambique 950 2013
25 Honduras 920 2013
26 Seychelles 915 2013
27 Nepal 910 2013
28 Belize 892 2013
29 Israel 890 2013
30 Federated States of Micronesia 885 2013
31 Syria 872 2013
32 Madagascar 871 2013
33 Costa Rica 852 2013
34 Philippines 842 2013
35 Burundi 832 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 821.08 2013
=36 Palau 810 2013
=36 Sudan 810 2013
38 Cameroon 800 2013
39 Benin 795 2013
40 El Salvador 786 2013
41 Senegal 770 2013
42 Chad 743 2013
43 Cyprus 735 2013
44 Brazil 731 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 729.44 2013
45 Uruguay 725 2013
46 Lebanon 721 2013
failed states average (profile) 719.8 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 692.72 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 690.58 2013
47 Libya 690 2013
48 Jordan 689 2013
49 Grenada 688 2013
50 Panama 686 2013
51 Poland 685 2013
52 Dominica 681 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 665.81 2013
53 Maldives 665 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 660.75 2013
=54 Central African Republic 660 2013
=54 Kiribati 660 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 658.72 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 657.53 2013
56 Jamaica 655 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 654.17 2013
57 Ireland 650 2013
58 Yemen 645 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 639.3 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 636.79 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 635.73 2013
=59 Bahrain 635 2013
=59 Serbia 635 2013
=59 Saudi Arabia 635 2013
=59 Saint Lucia 635 2013
63 Algeria 630 2013
64 Botswana 625 2013
=65 Mali 620 2013
=65 Puerto Rico 620 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 618.81 2013
67 Lesotho 615 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 613.56 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 613.44 2013
=68 Czech Republic 611 2013
=68 Zambia 611 2013
=70 Venezuela 610 2013
=70 Democratic Republic of the Congo 610 2013
72 Republic of Macedonia 604 2013
73 South Africa 600 2013
74 Oman 598 2013
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 595 2013
=76 Papua New Guinea 591 2013
=76 Paraguay 591 2013
=76 Bolivia 591 2013
79 Argentina 590 2013
=80 Ecuador 588 2013
=80 Togo 588 2013
82 Cote d'Ivoire 585 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 582 2013
83 Guyana 581 2013
84 Saint Kitts and Nevis 578 2013
85 San Marino 575 2013
86 Croatia 572 2013
=87 Canada 570 2013
=87 Qatar 570 2013
=87 Armenia 570 2013
90 Kuwait 566 2013
91 European Union 565.79 2013
European Union average (profile) 565.79 2013
92 Tunisia 565 2013
93 Bulgaria 564 2013
94 Republic of the Congo 560 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 558.44 2013
95 Portugal 547 2013
=96 Slovakia 545 2013
=96 Montenegro 545 2013
=96 Niger 545 2013
99 Brunei 540 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 530.14 2013
=100 Ethiopia 530 2013
=100 Haiti 530 2013
102 Mauritius 529 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 528.65 2013
103 Albania 525 2013
104 United Arab Emirates 524 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 522.07 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 520.12 2013
105 Iraq 520 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 516.3 2013
=106 Tanzania 515 2013
=106 Sierra Leone 515 2013
108 Netherlands 514 2013
Europe average (profile) 513.04 2013
109 Romania 512 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 511.3 2013
=110 Morocco 510 2013
=110 Spain 510 2013
112 Comoros 506 2013
=113 Iran 505 2013
=113 Belgium 505 2013
=113 Malta 505 2013
116 Indonesia 498 2013
117 Ghana 495 2013
=118 Eritrea 490 2013
=118 Uganda 490 2013
120 Cambodia 483 2013
121 Chile 480 2013
122 Marshall Islands 476 2013
123 Equatorial Guinea 475 2013
124 Latvia 469 2013
125 Kenya 465 2013
=126 Dominican Republic 460 2013
=126 Namibia 460 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 458.26 2013
=128 Samoa 455 2013
=128 Solomon Islands 455 2013
130 Nigeria 447 2013
131 Burkina Faso 446 2013
132 Laos 443 2013
133 Thailand 440 2013
134 United Kingdom 437 2013
135 Malawi 432 2013
=136 Tajikistan 430 2013
=136 Vanuatu 430 2013
138 The Bahamas 427 2013
139 Peru 426 2013
=140 Malaysia 425 2013
=140 Estonia 425 2013
=140 Cape Verde 425 2013
=143 Turkey 420 2013
=143 Kosovo 420 2013
145 Iceland 417 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 413.77 2013
=146 Denmark 410 2013
=146 Zimbabwe 410 2013
148 Nicaragua 409 2013
149 The Gambia 407 2013
150 China 406 2013
=151 Mexico 400 2013
=151 Vietnam 400 2013
=153 Fiji 397 2013
=153 Austria 397 2013
=155 France 395 2013
=155 Australia 395 2013
=155 Hungary 395 2013
=158 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 394 2013
=158 Germany 394 2013
160 Switzerland 390 2013
161 Ukraine 378 2013
162 Finland 375 2013
=163 Mauritania 370 2013
=163 United States 370 2013
=163 Kazakhstan 370 2013
=166 Hong Kong 360 2013
=166 Japan 360 2013
168 Antigua and Barbuda 351 2013
169 Tonga 350 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 342.93 2013
170 Moldova 337 2013
171 Luxembourg 321 2013
=172 Mongolia 314 2013
=172 Sweden 314 2013
174 Lithuania 300 2013
175 Georgia 285 2013
176 Norway 280 2013
177 Guinea 276 2013
178 Belarus 275 2013
179 Russia 270 2013
180 Kyrgyzstan 260 2013
181 Azerbaijan 237 2013
=182 South Korea 230 2013
=182 Rwanda 230 2013
184 South Sudan 228 2013
185 Bhutan 225 2013
186 New Zealand 216 2013
187 Uzbekistan 195 2013
188 Singapore 150 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Red tape > Time required to enforce a contract > Days. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Red-tape/Time-required-to-enforce-a-contract/Days

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