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Economy > Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Index ranking: Countries Compared

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 Iraq 155 2005
2 Niger 154 2005
3 Burundi 153 2005
4 Rwanda 152 2005
5 Uzbekistan 151 2005
6 Kyrgyzstan 150 2005
7 Zambia 149 2005
8 Mali 148 2005
9 Eritrea 147 2005
10 Syria 146 2005
11 Uganda 145 2005
12 Sudan 144 2005
13 Laos 143 2005
14 Kazakhstan 142 2005
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo 141 2005
16 Azerbaijan 140 2005
17 Nigeria 139 2005
18 Central African Republic 138 2005
19 Georgia 137 2005
20 Burkina Faso 136 2005
21 Chad 135 2005
22 Zimbabwe 134 2005
23 Mongolia 133 2005
24 Iran 132 2005
25 Congo, Republic of the 131 2005
26 India 130 2005
27 Ethiopia 129 2005
28 Afghanistan 128 2005
29 Cameroon 127 2005
30 Kenya 126 2005
failed states average (profile) 125.92 2005
31 Bangladesh 125 2005
32 Haiti 124 2005
33 Serbia and Montenegro 123 2005
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 122 2005
South Asia average (profile) 121.4 2005
35 Bhutan 121 2005
36 Angola 120 2005
37 Honduras 119 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 118.18 2005
38 Guinea 118 2005
39 Cambodia 117 2005
40 Bolivia 116 2005
41 Madagascar 115 2005
42 Malawi 114 2005
43 El Salvador 113 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 112.52 2005
44 Guyana 112 2005
45 Mauritania 111 2005
46 Cote d'Ivoire 110 2005
47 Croatia 109 2005
48 Ghana 108 2005
49 Brazil 107 2005
50 Nepal 106 2005
51 Mozambique 105 2005
52 Benin 104 2005
53 Pakistan 103 2005
54 Tanzania 102 2005
55 Lesotho 101 2005
56 Albania 100 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 99.56 2005
57 Togo 99 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 98.57 2005
58 Morocco 98 2005
59 Paraguay 97 2005
60 Turkey 95 2005
61 Lebanon 94 2005
62 Peru 93 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 92.23 2005
63 Sri Lanka 92 2005
64 Venezuela 91 2005
65 Italy 90 2005
66 Thailand 89 2005
67 Costa Rica 88 2005
68 Saudi Arabia 87 2005
69 Namibia 86 2005
70 Sierra Leone 85 2005
71 Algeria 84 2005
72 Vietnam 83 2005
73 Armenia 82 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 81.73 2005
74 Colombia 81 2005
75 Moldova 80 2005
76 Oman 79 2005
77 Ukraine 78 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 77.41 2005
78 Ecuador 77 2005
79 Federated States of Micronesia 76 2005
80 West Bank 75 2005
81 East Timor 74 2005
82 Sao Tome and Principe 73 2005
83 Romania 72 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 71.89 2005
84 Uruguay 71 2005
85 Egypt 70 2005
86 Kuwait 69 2005
87 Yemen 68 2005
88 Russia 67 2005
89 Botswana 66 2005
90 Belarus 65 2005
91 Greece 64 2005
92 Slovenia 63 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 63 2005
93 Latvia 62 2005
94 Jordan 61 2005
95 Slovakia 60 2005
96 Vanuatu 59 2005
97 Panama 58 2005
98 Switzerland 57 2005
99 Kiribati 56 2005
100 South Africa 55 2005
101 Taiwan 54 2005
102 Tunisia 53 2005
103 Maldives 52 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 52 2005
104 Guatemala 51 2005
105 Nicaragua 50 2005
106 Indonesia 49 2005
107 China 48 2005
108 Papua New Guinea 47 2005
109 Senegal 46 2005
110 Bulgaria 45 2005
111 France 44 2005
112 Argentina 43 2005
113 Chile 42 2005
114 Fiji 41 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 41 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 40.15 2005
115 Puerto Rico 40 2005
116 Mexico 39 2005
117 Hungary 38 2005
118 Jamaica 37 2005
119 Malaysia 36 2005
120 Palau 35 2005
European Union average (profile) 34.4 2005
121 Poland 34 2005
122 Philippines 33 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 32.2 2005
123 Dominican Republic 32 2005
124 Lithuania 31 2005
125 Solomon Islands 30 2005
126 Portugal 29 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 28.57 2005
127 Samoa 28 2005
128 Tonga 27 2005
129 Hong Kong 26 2005
130 Marshall Islands 25 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.6 2005
131 Czech Republic 24 2005
132 Iceland 23 2005
133 Australia 22 2005
134 United Kingdom 21 2005
135 Mauritius 20 2005
136 United Arab Emirates 19 2005
137 Ireland 18 2005
138 United States 17 2005
139 South Korea 16 2005
140 New Zealand 15 2005
141 Estonia 14 2005
142 Canada 13 2005
143 Japan 12 2005
144 Israel 11 2005
145 Spain 10 2005
146 Belgium 9 2005
147 Austria 8 2005
148 Norway 7 2005
149 Singapore 6 2005
150 Netherlands 5 2005
151 Finland 4 2005
152 Germany 3 2005
153 Sweden 2 2005
154 Denmark 1 2005

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