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Government > Red tape > Burden of customs procedure, WEF > 1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Burden of customs procedure, WEF (1=extremely inefficient to 7=extremely efficient). Burden of Customs Procedure measures business executives' perceptions of their country's efficiency of customs procedures. The rating ranges from 1 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater efficiency. Data are from the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey, conducted for 30 years in collaboration with 150 partner institutes. The 2009 round included more than 13,000 respondents from 133 countries. Sampling follows a dual stratification based on company size and the sector of activity. Data are collected online or through in-person interviews. Responses are aggregated using sector-weighted averaging. The data for the latest year are combined with the data for the previous year to create a two-year moving average. Respondents evaluated the efficiency of customs procedures in their country. The lowest score (1) rates the customs procedure as extremely inefficient, and the highest score (7) as extremely efficient.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Singapore 6.2 2012
=2 Hong Kong 6.1 2012
=2 Finland 6.1 2012
4 New Zealand 6 2012
5 United Arab Emirates 5.8 2012
6 Rwanda 5.6 2012
=7 Sweden 5.5 2012
=7 Luxembourg 5.5 2012
9 Netherlands 5.4 2012
=10 Australia 5.3 2012
=10 Ireland 5.3 2012
=10 Bahrain 5.3 2012
=13 Estonia 5.2 2012
=13 Georgia 5.2 2012
=15 Iceland 5.1 2012
=15 Austria 5.1 2012
=15 United Kingdom 5.1 2012
=15 Qatar 5.1 2012
=19 Switzerland 5 2012
=19 Chile 5 2012
=19 Denmark 5 2012
=19 Malaysia 5 2012
=19 Norway 5 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 4.91 2012
=24 Germany 4.9 2012
=24 Malta 4.9 2012
=24 Belgium 4.9 2012
=24 Oman 4.9 2012
=24 Slovenia 4.9 2012
=24 The Gambia 4.9 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 4.84 2012
=30 Puerto Rico 4.8 2012
=30 Japan 4.8 2012
=30 Saudi Arabia 4.8 2012
=30 Senegal 4.8 2012
=30 Portugal 4.8 2012
=30 Canada 4.8 2012
=36 Cyprus 4.7 2012
=36 Hungary 4.7 2012
38 European Union 4.69 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.69 2012
European Union average (profile) 4.69 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.66 2012
=39 Spain 4.6 2012
=39 Mauritius 4.6 2012
=39 France 4.6 2012
=39 Tunisia 4.6 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 4.51 2012
=43 Brunei 4.5 2012
=43 United States 4.5 2012
=43 Lithuania 4.5 2012
=43 Jordan 4.5 2012
=43 Israel 4.5 2012
=43 Morocco 4.5 2012
=43 Liberia 4.5 2012
Europe average (profile) 4.43 2012
=50 Seychelles 4.4 2012
=50 Czech Republic 4.4 2012
=50 Botswana 4.4 2012
=50 Republic of Macedonia 4.4 2012
=50 Panama 4.4 2012
=50 Barbados 4.4 2012
=50 South Korea 4.4 2012
=57 Sri Lanka 4.3 2012
=57 Poland 4.3 2012
=57 Zambia 4.3 2012
=57 South Africa 4.3 2012
=57 Dominican Republic 4.3 2012
=57 Montenegro 4.3 2012
=57 Slovakia 4.3 2012
=64 Uruguay 4.2 2012
=64 Uganda 4.2 2012
=64 China 4.2 2012
=64 Cameroon 4.2 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.18 2012
=68 Latvia 4.1 2012
=68 Mali 4.1 2012
=68 Peru 4.1 2012
=68 Paraguay 4.1 2012
=68 Italy 4.1 2012
=68 Costa Rica 4.1 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 4.07 2012
=74 Mexico 4 2012
=74 Mauritania 4 2012
=74 Indonesia 4 2012
=77 Kazakhstan 3.9 2012
=77 Croatia 3.9 2012
=77 Cote d'Ivoire 3.9 2012
=77 Guatemala 3.9 2012
=77 Cambodia 3.9 2012
=77 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.9 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3.86 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 3.83 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.8 2012
=83 Namibia 3.8 2012
=83 India 3.8 2012
=83 Greece 3.8 2012
=83 Colombia 3.8 2012
=83 Thailand 3.8 2012
=83 Burkina Faso 3.8 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.78 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.71 2012
=89 Honduras 3.7 2012
=89 Kuwait 3.7 2012
=89 Egypt 3.7 2012
=89 Albania 3.7 2012
=89 Pakistan 3.7 2012
=89 Tajikistan 3.7 2012
=95 Guyana 3.6 2012
=95 Iran 3.6 2012
=95 Bulgaria 3.6 2012
=95 Gabon 3.6 2012
=95 Ecuador 3.6 2012
=95 Nigeria 3.6 2012
=95 Turkey 3.6 2012
=102 Mozambique 3.5 2012
=102 Jamaica 3.5 2012
=102 Serbia 3.5 2012
=102 Nepal 3.5 2012
=102 Moldova 3.5 2012
=102 El Salvador 3.5 2012
=108 Vietnam 3.4 2012
=108 Kenya 3.4 2012
=108 Lesotho 3.4 2012
=108 Azerbaijan 3.4 2012
=108 Cape Verde 3.4 2012
=108 Ghana 3.4 2012
=108 Zimbabwe 3.4 2012
=108 Suriname 3.4 2012
=108 Lebanon 3.4 2012
=108 Tanzania 3.4 2012
=118 Mongolia 3.3 2012
=118 Bolivia 3.3 2012
=118 Guinea 3.3 2012
=118 Libya 3.3 2012
=118 Malawi 3.3 2012
=118 Madagascar 3.3 2012
=118 East Timor 3.3 2012
=125 Armenia 3.2 2012
=125 Philippines 3.2 2012
=125 Bangladesh 3.2 2012
=125 Ethiopia 3.2 2012
=129 Nicaragua 3.1 2012
=129 Brazil 3.1 2012
=129 Benin 3.1 2012
=129 Yemen 3.1 2012
=129 Belize 3.1 2011
=134 Kyrgyzstan 3 2012
=134 Romania 3 2012
=134 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2012
=134 Sierra Leone 3 2012
=134 Swaziland 3 2012
=139 Russia 2.9 2012
=139 Syria 2.9 2011
=141 Chad 2.8 2012
=141 Ukraine 2.8 2012
143 Angola 2.7 2011
144 Burundi 2.6 2012
145 Algeria 2.5 2012
146 Haiti 2.4 2012
147 Argentina 2.3 2012
148 Venezuela 2.1 2012

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