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East Asia and Pacific Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Home > Methodology > Trading Across Borders Print this page Print Trading Across Borders Doing Business compiles procedural requirements for exporting and importing a standardized cargo of goods. Every official procedure for importing and exporting the goods is recorded -- from the contractual agreement between the two parties to the delivery of goods -- along with the time necessary for completion. All documents and signatures required for clearance of the goods across the border are also recorded. For importing goods, procedures range from the vessel’s arrival at the port of entry to the cargo’s delivery at the factory warehouse. For exporting goods, procedures range from the packing of the goods at the factory to their departure from the port of exit. Local freight forwarders, shipping lines, customs brokers and port officials provide information on required documents and signatures as well as the time to complete each procedure. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Laos 143 2005
2 Mongolia 133 2005
3 Cambodia 117 2005
4 Thailand 89 2005
5 Vietnam 83 2005
6 Federated States of Micronesia 76 2005
7 East Timor 74 2005
8 Vanuatu 59 2005
9 Kiribati 56 2005
10 Taiwan 54 2005
11 Indonesia 49 2005
12 China 48 2005
13 Papua New Guinea 47 2005
14 Fiji 41 2005
15 Malaysia 36 2005
16 Palau 35 2005
17 Philippines 33 2005
18 Solomon Islands 30 2005
19 Samoa 28 2005
20 Tonga 27 2005
21 Marshall Islands 25 2005
22 Australia 22 2005
23 South Korea 16 2005
24 New Zealand 15 2005
25 Japan 12 2005
26 Singapore 6 2005

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