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Country2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Albania8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Algeria9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Angola8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.009.009.00
Antigua and Barbuda5.005.005.005.005.005.005.007.007.007.00
Argentina6.006.006.006.006.006.006.009.008.008.00
Armenia6.006.008.008.009.008.008.008.008.008.00
Australia7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Austria4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Azerbaijan11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Bahamas5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Bahrain8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Bangladesh9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Barbados5.005.005.005.00
Belarus10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Belgium4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Belize7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Benin9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.008.007.00
Bhutan11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Bolivia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina7.007.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Botswana7.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.006.006.00
Brazil8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Brunei5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Bulgaria8.008.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Burkina Faso13.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Burundi10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.009.00
Cape Verde7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Cambodia11.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.009.009.009.009.00
Cameroon10.0010.0010.0011.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Canada3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Central African Republic17.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.0017.00
Chad10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0011.0011.00
Chile5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
China6.006.006.006.005.005.005.005.00
Colombia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Comoros8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Congo (Kinshasa)9.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Congo (Brazzaville)10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Costa Rica5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Ivory Coast13.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.00
Croatia7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Cyprus7.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Czech Republic6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Denmark3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Djibouti13.0013.006.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Dominica8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Dominican Republic9.009.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.005.00
Ecuador7.007.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Egypt11.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
El Salvador9.009.009.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Equatorial Guinea6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Eritrea12.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Estonia4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Ethiopia11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Fiji9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Finland5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
France13.005.005.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Gabon7.007.007.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Gambia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Georgia15.007.007.007.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Germany4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Ghana7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Greece6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Grenada6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Guatemala3.003.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Guinea8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Guinea Bissau6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Guyana7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Haiti9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Honduras7.007.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Hong Kong8.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Hungary6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Iceland4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
India10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Indonesia8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Iran11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Iraq10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Ireland2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Israel4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Italy3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Jamaica9.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Japan5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Jordan12.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Kazakhstan13.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Kenya14.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Kiribati6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
South Korea8.008.006.006.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Kosovo7.007.007.007.007.007.00
Kuwait10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Kyrgyzstan17.0017.0017.0017.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Laos15.0015.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Latvia5.005.006.006.006.006.006.006.005.005.00
Lebanon11.0011.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Lesotho8.008.008.008.008.008.008.007.007.007.00
Liberia12.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Libya9.009.009.00
Lithuania5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Luxembourg4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)9.009.009.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Madagascar11.0011.0010.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Malawi11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Malaysia4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Maldives9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Mali12.0012.0012.0012.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Malta7.007.007.007.00
Marshall Islands5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Mauritania8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Mauritius6.006.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Mexico4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Micronesia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Moldova11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Mongolia12.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Montenegro6.006.006.006.005.005.005.005.005.00
Morocco7.007.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Mozambique9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Burma (Myanmar)9.009.008.00
Namibia7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Nepal11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Netherlands5.005.005.005.005.005.005.004.004.004.00
New Zealand6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Nicaragua7.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Niger10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Nigeria17.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.0013.00
Norway5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Oman8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Pakistan8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Palau9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Panama3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Papua New Guinea9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Paraguay9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Peru7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Philippines8.008.008.008.008.007.007.007.007.007.00
Poland4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Portugal4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Puerto Rico8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Qatar7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Romania15.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Russia12.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.0011.0011.00
Rwanda21.0021.0010.0011.0010.009.009.009.009.009.00
Saint Thomas and Principe6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Samoa6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
San Marino4.004.004.00
Saudi Arabia8.008.007.007.007.007.007.007.008.008.00
Senegal12.0012.0012.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Serbia7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Seychelles5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Sierra Leone8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Singapore3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Slovakia5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Slovenia7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Solomon Islands5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
South Africa7.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.006.006.00
South Sudan12.0012.0012.00
Spain5.005.005.005.005.004.004.004.004.004.00
Sri Lanka10.0010.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Saint Lucia11.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Sudan7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Suriname6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Swaziland7.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.006.006.00
Sweden3.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Switzerland4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Syria9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Taiwan6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Tajikistan13.0013.0013.0013.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.0012.00
Tanzania17.0011.0011.0011.0011.0011.0010.0011.0011.0011.00
Thailand12.0012.009.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Timor Leste7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Togo10.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Tonga6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Trinidad and Tobago10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Tunisia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Turkey13.0013.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Uganda20.0020.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Ukraine9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
United Arab Emirates7.007.007.007.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
United Kingdom4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
United States5.005.005.005.005.005.005.005.00
Uruguay7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Uzbekistan15.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0014.0014.0013.00
Vanuatu7.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Venezuela13.0012.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Vietnam8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
West Bank and Gaza6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Yemen9.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Zambia9.009.009.009.009.008.008.008.008.008.00
Zimbabwe9.009.009.009.009.009.009.008.008.008.00

Documentary compliance captures the time and cost associated with compliance with the documentary requirements of all government agencies of the origin economy, the destination economy and any transit economies. The time and cost for documentary compliance include the time and cost for obtaining documents (such as time spent to get the document issued and stamped); preparing documents (such as time spent gathering information to complete the customs declaration or certificate of origin); processing documents (such as time spent waiting for the relevant authority to issue a phytosanitary certificate); presenting documents (such as time spent showing a port terminal receipt to port authorities); and submitting documents (such as time spent submitting a customs declaration to the customs agency in person or electronically).

Source: World Bank