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

DEFINITION: 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 Afghanistan 1,642 days 2006
2 Guatemala 1,459 days 2006
3 Bangladesh 1,442 days 2006
4 India 1,420 days 2006
5 Slovenia 1,350 days 2006
6 Colombia 1,346 days 2006
7 Trinidad and Tobago 1,340 days 2006
8 Suriname 1,290 days 2006
9 Djibouti 1,225 days 2006
10 Italy 1,210 days 2006
11 East Timor 1,170 days 2006
12 Guinea-Bissau 1,140 days 2006
South Asia average (profile) 1,131.8 days 2006
13 Serbia and Montenegro 1,028 days 2004
14 Angola 1,011 days 2006
=15 Mozambique 1,010 days 2006
=15 Egypt 1,010 days 2006
17 Poland 980 days 2006
18 Swaziland 972 days 2006
19 Belize 892 days 2006
=20 Pakistan 880 days 2006
=20 Gabon 880 days 2006
22 Syria 872 days 2006
23 Mali 860 days 2006
24 Sri Lanka 837 days 2006
25 Czech Republic 820 days 2006
26 Cameroon 800 days 2006
27 Senegal 780 days 2006
28 Federated States of Micronesia 775 days 2006
29 Sudan 770 days 2006
30 Chad 743 days 2006
31 Greece 730 days 2006
=32 Lebanon 721 days 2006
=32 Comoros 721 days 2006
=34 Benin 720 days 2006
=34 Seychelles 720 days 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 710.5 days 2006
36 Lesotho 695 days 2006
37 Ethiopia 690 days 2006
38 Panama 686 days 2006
39 Democratic Republic of the Congo 685 days 2006
40 Dominica 681 days 2006
failed states average (profile) 674 days 2006
41 Maldives 665 days 2006
42 Guyana 661 days 2006
=43 Central African Republic 660 days 2006
=43 Kiribati 660 days 2006
45 Uruguay 655 days 2006
46 Saint Lucia 635 days 2006
47 Mauritius 630 days 2006
48 El Salvador 626 days 2006
49 Palau 622 days 2006
50 Puerto Rico 620 days 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 616.16 days 2006
51 Brazil 616 days 2006
=52 Costa Rica 615 days 2006
=52 Morocco 615 days 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 614.89 days 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 612.9 days 2006
54 United Arab Emirates 607 days 2006
=55 Philippines 600 days 2006
=55 South Africa 600 days 2006
57 Oman 598 days 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 595.91 days 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 595.09 days 2006
58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 595 days 2006
=59 Madagascar 591 days 2006
=59 Bolivia 591 days 2006
61 Nepal 590 days 2006
62 Israel 585 days 2006
63 Grenada 583 days 2006
64 Saint Kitts and Nevis 578 days 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 577.35 days 2006
65 Indonesia 570 days 2006
66 Slovakia 565 days 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 561.98 days 2006
67 Croatia 561 days 2006
68 Congo, Republic of the 560 days 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 558.53 days 2006
69 Equatorial Guinea 553 days 2006
70 Ghana 552 days 2006
71 Togo 535 days 2006
72 Cote d'Ivoire 525 days 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 521.89 days 2006
=73 Argentina 520 days 2006
=73 Iran 520 days 2006
=73 Iraq 520 days 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 516.04 days 2006
=76 Sierra Leone 515 days 2006
=76 Spain 515 days 2006
78 Tonga 510 days 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 508.53 days 2006
79 Botswana 501 days 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 500.28 days 2006
80 Ecuador 498 days 2006
81 Portugal 495 days 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 487.77 days 2006
82 Nicaragua 486 days 2006
83 Uganda 484 days 2006
84 Tunisia 481 days 2006
=85 Chile 480 days 2006
=85 Honduras 480 days 2006
87 Paraguay 478 days 2006
European Union average (profile) 475.68 days 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 470.82 days 2006
88 Cape Verde 465 days 2006
89 Dominican Republic 460 days 2006
90 Nigeria 457 days 2006
=91 Samoa 455 days 2006
=91 Solomon Islands 455 days 2006
93 Malaysia 450 days 2006
94 Burkina Faso 446 days 2006
95 Laos 443 days 2006
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 440.72 days 2006
=96 Papua New Guinea 440 days 2006
=96 Bulgaria 440 days 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 437.73 days 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 436 days 2006
98 Venezuela 435 days 2006
99 Marshall Islands 432 days 2006
100 Vanuatu 430 days 2006
101 Thailand 425 days 2006
102 Turkey 420 days 2006
=103 Mexico 415 days 2006
=103 Jamaica 415 days 2006
105 Zimbabwe 410 days 2006
106 Netherlands 408 days 2006
107 Sao Tome and Principe 405 days 2006
108 Zambia 404 days 2006
109 Burundi 403 days 2006
110 Cambodia 401 days 2006
111 Mauritania 400 days 2006
=112 Fiji 397 days 2006
=112 Algeria 397 days 2006
=114 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 394 days 2006
=114 Germany 394 days 2006
116 Tanzania 393 days 2006
=117 Albania 390 days 2006
=117 Kuwait 390 days 2006
119 Haiti 368 days 2006
=120 Saudi Arabia 360 days 2006
=120 Yemen 360 days 2006
=120 Kenya 360 days 2006
=120 Niger 360 days 2006
124 Iceland 352 days 2006
125 Canada 346 days 2006
=126 Jordan 342 days 2006
=126 Austria 342 days 2006
128 Malawi 337 days 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 335.62 days 2006
=129 Hungary 335 days 2006
=129 Romania 335 days 2006
131 France 331 days 2006
132 Belgium 328 days 2006
133 Mongolia 314 days 2006
=134 Rwanda 310 days 2006
=134 Moldova 310 days 2006
136 Eritrea 305 days 2006
=137 Peru 300 days 2006
=137 United States 300 days 2006
139 Antigua and Barbuda 297 days 2006
140 Vietnam 295 days 2006
141 China 292 days 2006
142 Georgia 285 days 2006
143 Norway 277 days 2006
144 Guinea 276 days 2006
=145 Estonia 275 days 2006
=145 Bhutan 275 days 2006
147 Namibia 270 days 2006
148 Azerbaijan 267 days 2006
149 Tajikistan 257 days 2006
150 The Gambia 247 days 2006
151 Japan 242 days 2006
152 Latvia 240 days 2006
153 South Korea 230 days 2006
154 United Kingdom 229 days 2006
155 Finland 228 days 2006
156 Belarus 225 days 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 220.64 days 2006
157 Ireland 217 days 2006
158 Switzerland 215 days 2006
159 Hong Kong 211 days 2006
160 Sweden 208 days 2006
161 Uzbekistan 195 days 2006
162 Denmark 190 days 2006
163 Armenia 185 days 2006
=164 Ukraine 183 days 2006
=164 Kazakhstan 183 days 2006
166 Australia 181 days 2006
167 Russia 178 days 2006
168 Lithuania 166 days 2006
169 Kyrgyzstan 140 days 2006
170 Singapore 120 days 2006
171 New Zealand 109 days 2006

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"Countries Compared by Government > Time required to enforce a contract > Days. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Time-required-to-enforce-a-contract/Days

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