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European Union 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 Croatia 109 2005
2 Italy 90 2005
3 Romania 72 2005
4 Greece 64 2005
5 Slovenia 63 2005
6 Latvia 62 2005
7 Slovakia 60 2005
8 Bulgaria 45 2005
9 France 44 2005
10 Hungary 38 2005
11 Poland 34 2005
12 Lithuania 31 2005
13 Portugal 29 2005
14 Czech Republic 24 2005
15 United Kingdom 21 2005
16 Ireland 18 2005
17 Estonia 14 2005
18 Spain 10 2005
19 Belgium 9 2005
20 Austria 8 2005
21 Netherlands 5 2005
22 Finland 4 2005
23 Germany 3 2005
24 Sweden 2 2005
25 Denmark 1 2005

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