Doing Business, enforcing contracts, time

days, 2004–2017

Info Edit
Country20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Afghanistan1,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.001,642.00
Albania390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00450.00525.00525.00525.00525.00
Algeria630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00
Angola1,011.001,011.001,011.001,011.001,011.001,190.001,250.001,296.001,296.001,296.001,296.001,296.001,296.001,296.00
Antigua and Barbuda351.00351.00351.00351.00351.00351.00351.00476.00476.00476.00476.00476.00
Argentina590.00590.00590.00590.00590.00590.00590.00590.00590.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00
Armenia327.00295.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00
Australia395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00
Austria397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00
Azerbaijan267.00267.00267.00267.00267.00237.00237.00237.00237.00237.00277.00277.00277.00277.00
Bahamas427.00427.00427.00427.00427.00532.00532.00532.00532.00532.00
Bahrain635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00
Bangladesh1,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.001,442.00
Barbados1,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.00
Belarus250.00250.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00275.00275.00275.00275.00275.00275.00
Belgium505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00
Belize990.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00892.00
Benin825.00825.00825.00825.00825.00825.00825.00825.00795.00795.00795.00750.00750.00750.00
Bhutan275.00275.00275.00275.00275.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00
Bolivia591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina895.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00
Botswana987.00987.00987.00987.00987.00987.00687.00625.00625.00625.00625.00625.00625.00625.00
Brazil751.00751.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00731.00
Brunei540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00
Bulgaria564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00564.00
Burkina Faso446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00446.00
Burundi667.00667.00588.00558.00558.00832.00832.00832.00832.00832.00832.00832.00832.00832.00
Cape Verde425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00
Cambodia401.00401.00401.00401.00401.00420.00420.00450.00450.00483.00483.00483.00483.00483.00
Cameroon800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00800.00
Canada570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00680.00830.00910.00
Central African Republic660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00
Chad743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00743.00
Chile480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00480.00
China406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00406.00452.80452.80452.80452.80
Colombia1,510.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,346.001,288.001,288.001,288.001,288.00
Comoros506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00506.00
Congo (Kinshasa)670.00670.00670.00670.00670.00630.00610.00610.00610.00610.00610.00610.00610.00610.00
Congo (Brazzaville)560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00560.00
Costa Rica877.00877.00877.00877.00877.00877.00852.00852.00852.00852.00852.00852.00852.00852.00
Ivory Coast770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00770.00585.00525.00525.00525.00
Croatia561.00561.00561.00561.00561.00561.00561.00561.00561.00572.00572.00572.00572.00572.00
Cyprus735.00735.00735.00735.00735.00735.001,100.001,100.001,100.00
Czech Republic663.00663.00653.00653.00653.00653.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00
Denmark380.00380.00380.00380.00380.00380.00380.00410.00410.00410.00410.00380.00380.00380.00
Djibouti1,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.001,225.00
Dominica681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00681.00
Dominican Republic580.00580.00580.00460.00460.00460.00460.00460.00460.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00
Ecuador588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00
Egypt1,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.00
El Salvador786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00786.00
Equatorial Guinea475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00475.00
Eritrea405.00405.00405.00405.00405.00405.00430.00460.00490.00490.00490.00490.00490.00
Estonia425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00
Ethiopia690.00690.00690.00690.00690.00690.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00
Fiji397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00397.00
Finland277.00235.00235.00235.00235.00235.00375.00375.00375.00375.00375.00375.00375.00375.00
France390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00395.00395.00395.00395.00
Gabon1,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,070.001,160.00
Gambia917.00434.00434.00434.00434.00434.00434.00407.00407.00407.00407.00407.00
Georgia375.00375.00375.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00285.00
Germany403.00403.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00459.00479.00499.00
Ghana552.00552.00552.00552.00487.00487.00487.00487.00487.00487.00710.00710.00710.00710.00
Greece819.00819.00819.00819.00819.00900.00960.001,030.001,100.001,140.001,300.001,580.001,580.001,580.00
Grenada723.00723.00723.00723.00688.00688.00688.00688.00688.00688.00688.00688.00
Guatemala1,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,459.001,402.001,402.001,402.001,402.00
Guinea276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00276.00311.00311.00311.00
Guinea Bissau1,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.00
Guyana581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00581.00
Haiti530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00530.00
Honduras940.00900.00900.00900.00900.00900.00900.00900.00920.00920.00920.00920.00920.00920.00
Hong Kong211.00211.00211.00211.00211.00211.00280.00280.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00
Hungary335.00335.00335.00335.00335.00335.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00395.00
Iceland393.00393.00393.00393.00393.00417.00417.00417.00417.00417.00417.00417.00417.00
India1,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.001,420.00
Indonesia498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00498.00471.00471.00471.00471.00
Iran520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00
Iraq520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00
Ireland515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00650.00650.00650.00650.00650.00650.00
Israel890.00890.00890.00890.00890.00890.00890.00890.00890.00975.00975.00975.00975.00975.00
Italy1,390.001,390.001,390.001,210.001,210.001,210.001,210.001,210.001,210.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,120.001,120.00
Jamaica565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00655.00655.00655.00655.00550.00550.00550.00550.00550.00
Japan360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00360.00
Jordan689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00689.00
Kazakhstan410.00410.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00390.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00
Kenya465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00465.00
Kiribati660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00660.00
South Korea230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00290.00290.00290.00290.00290.00
Kosovo420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00330.00330.00330.00
Kuwait566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00566.00
Kyrgyzstan260.00260.00260.00260.00260.00260.00260.00260.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00
Laos571.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00443.00
Latvia282.00282.00279.00279.00279.00279.00309.00309.00369.00469.00469.00469.00469.00469.00
Lebanon721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00721.00
Lesotho875.00875.00875.00875.00875.00875.00875.00875.00875.00615.00615.00615.00615.00615.00
Liberia1,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.001,280.00
Libya690.00690.00690.00690.00690.00
Lithuania210.00210.00210.00210.00210.00210.00300.00300.00300.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00
Luxembourg321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00321.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)509.00509.00509.00509.00675.00675.00667.00667.00667.00667.00604.00604.00604.00634.00
Madagascar871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00871.00
Malawi432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00432.00522.00
Malaysia600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00585.00585.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00425.00
Maldives665.00665.00665.00665.00665.00665.00665.00665.00665.00760.00760.00760.00760.00760.00
Mali710.00710.00710.00710.00710.00710.00626.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00
Malta505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00505.00
Marshall Islands616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00616.00
Mauritania400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00370.00
Mauritius750.00750.00750.00750.00750.00720.00645.00645.00645.00529.00519.00519.00519.00
Mexico415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00415.00389.00389.00389.00340.70
Micronesia885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00885.00
Moldova365.00365.00365.00365.00365.00365.00365.00365.00352.00327.00567.00567.00585.00585.00
Mongolia314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00314.00374.00374.00374.00374.00
Montenegro545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00
Morocco510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00
Mozambique1,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.001,010.00950.00950.00950.00950.00950.00950.00950.00950.00950.00
Burma (Myanmar)1,160.001,160.001,160.001,160.001,160.00
Namibia500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00460.00460.00460.00460.00
Nepal1,025.001,025.001,025.001,025.001,025.001,025.001,025.001,025.00910.00910.00910.00910.00910.00910.00
Netherlands514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00514.00
New Zealand216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00216.00
Nicaragua590.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00409.00409.00519.00519.00519.00490.00
Niger545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00545.00
Nigeria730.00730.00730.00457.00457.00457.00457.00457.00457.00457.00509.80509.80509.80509.80
Norway310.00310.00310.00310.00310.00310.00280.00280.00280.00280.00280.00280.00280.00280.00
Oman598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00598.00
Pakistan880.00880.00880.00880.00880.00976.00976.00976.00976.001,096.001,071.201,071.201,071.201,071.20
Palau810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00
Panama686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00686.00
Papua New Guinea591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00
Paraguay591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00591.00606.00606.00606.00606.00606.00
Peru549.00549.00549.00468.00468.00468.00428.00428.00428.00428.00426.00426.00426.00426.00
Philippines982.00862.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00842.00
Poland1,000.001,000.00980.00980.00830.00830.00830.00830.00830.00685.00685.00685.00685.00685.00
Portugal577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00577.00547.00547.00547.00547.00547.00547.00547.00547.00
Puerto Rico620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00620.00630.00630.00630.00630.00630.00
Qatar570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00570.00
Romania537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00512.00512.00512.00512.00512.00512.00512.00512.00512.00
Russia281.00281.00281.00281.00281.00281.00281.00281.00281.00270.00267.00307.00307.00337.00
Rwanda395.00395.00310.00310.00310.00310.00260.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00230.00
Saint Thomas and Principe1,185.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,185.001,155.001,065.001,065.001,065.001,065.00
Samoa455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00
San Marino575.00575.00575.00575.00575.00
Saudi Arabia635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00575.00575.00575.00
Senegal780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00780.00770.00740.00740.00740.00
Serbia1,028.001,028.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00
Seychelles720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00915.00915.00915.00915.00915.00915.00
Sierra Leone515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00
Singapore120.00120.00120.00120.00120.00150.00150.00150.00150.00164.00164.00164.00164.00164.00
Slovakia655.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00545.00545.00705.00705.00705.00
Slovenia1,440.001,440.001,350.001,350.001,350.001,350.001,290.001,290.001,290.001,290.001,270.001,270.001,160.001,160.00
Solomon Islands455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00455.00
Somalia575.00575.00
South Africa600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00600.00
South Sudan228.00228.00228.00228.00228.00
Spain515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00
Sri Lanka1,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.001,318.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00578.00
Saint Lucia635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00635.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00394.00595.00595.00595.00595.00595.00
Sudan810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00810.00
Suriname1,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.001,715.00
Swaziland972.00972.00972.00972.00972.00972.00972.00956.00956.00956.00956.00956.00
Sweden508.00508.00508.00508.00508.00508.00314.00314.00314.00314.00321.00321.00321.00321.00
Switzerland447.00447.00447.00447.00447.00447.00447.00447.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00
Syria872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00872.00
Taiwan510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00
Tajikistan430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00
Tanzania515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00515.00
Thailand479.00479.00479.00479.00479.00479.00479.00479.00479.00440.00440.00440.00440.00440.00
Timor Leste1,800.001,800.001,800.001,800.001,800.001,435.001,285.001,285.001,285.001,285.001,285.001,285.001,285.00
Togo588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00588.00488.00488.00
Tonga510.00510.00510.00510.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00350.00
Trinidad and Tobago1,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.001,340.00
Tunisia565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00565.00
Turkey420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00420.00580.00580.00
Uganda535.00535.00535.00535.00535.00535.00510.00490.00490.00490.00490.00490.00490.00490.00
Ukraine354.00354.00354.00387.00387.00387.00378.00378.00378.00378.00378.00378.00378.00378.00
United Arab Emirates537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00537.00524.00524.00524.00495.00495.00
United Kingdom404.00404.00404.00404.00404.00404.00399.00399.00399.00437.00437.00437.00437.00437.00
United States300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00300.00370.00420.00420.00420.00420.00
Uruguay720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00720.00725.00725.00725.00725.00725.00
Uzbekistan225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00225.00
Vanuatu430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00430.00
Venezuela510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00510.00560.00610.00610.00610.00610.00
Vietnam461.00461.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00
West Bank and Gaza700.00700.00700.00700.00700.00600.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00540.00
Yemen520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00520.00645.00645.00645.00645.00645.00
Zambia471.00471.00471.00471.00471.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00611.00
Zimbabwe410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00410.00

Time is recorded in calendar days, counted from the moment Seller decides to file the lawsuit in court until payment. This includes both the days when actions take place and the waiting periods in between. Time is recorded considering the case study assumptions detailed above and only as applicable to the competent court. Time is recorded in practice, regardless of time limits set by law if such time limits are not respected in the majority of cases.

Source: World Bank