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number, 2006–2015

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Rwanda 21.00
    2. Uganda 20.00
    3. Kyrgyzstan 17.00
    4. Central African Republic 17.00
    5. Nigeria 17.00
    6. Tanzania 17.00
    7. Laos 15.00
    8. Georgia 15.00
    9. Uzbekistan 15.00
    10. Romania 15.00
    11. Kenya 14.00
    12. Turkey 13.00
    13. France 13.00
    14. Burkina Faso 13.00
    15. Tajikistan 13.00
    16. Djibouti 13.00
    17. Ivory Coast 13.00
    18. Kazakhstan 13.00
    19. Venezuela 13.00
    20. Mali 12.00
    21. Mongolia 12.00
    22. Senegal 12.00
    23. Eritrea 12.00
    24. Jordan 12.00
    25. Russia 12.00
    26. Thailand 12.00
    27. Iran 11.00
    28. Ethiopia 11.00
    29. Lebanon 11.00
    30. Nepal 11.00
    31. Madagascar 11.00
    32. Malawi 11.00
    33. Moldova 11.00
    34. Cambodia 11.00
    35. Bhutan 11.00
    36. Saint Lucia 11.00
    37. Azerbaijan 11.00
    38. Egypt 11.00
    39. Kuwait 10.00
    40. Niger 10.00
    41. Iraq 10.00
    42. Sri Lanka 10.00
    43. India 10.00
    44. Togo 10.00
    45. Trinidad and Tobago 10.00
    46. Afghanistan 10.00
    47. Congo (Brazzaville) 10.00
    48. Chad 10.00
    49. Cameroon 10.00
    50. Burundi 10.00
    51. Belarus 10.00
    52. Zimbabwe 9.00
    53. Paraguay 9.00
    54. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 9.00
    55. Congo (Kinshasa) 9.00
    56. Maldives 9.00
    57. Jamaica 9.00
    58. Mozambique 9.00
    59. El Salvador 9.00
    60. Palau 9.00
    61. Papua New Guinea 9.00
    62. Haiti 9.00
    63. Bangladesh 9.00
    64. Ukraine 9.00
    65. Zambia 9.00
    66. Yemen 9.00
    67. Benin 9.00
    68. Fiji 9.00
    69. Dominican Republic 9.00
    70. Algeria 9.00
    71. Syria 9.00
    72. Vietnam 8.00
    73. Mauritania 8.00
    74. Puerto Rico 8.00
    75. Angola 8.00
    76. Philippines 8.00
    77. Brazil 8.00
    78. Oman 8.00
    79. Pakistan 8.00
    80. Sierra Leone 8.00
    81. Saudi Arabia 8.00
    82. Albania 8.00
    83. Lesotho 8.00
    84. Bulgaria 8.00
    85. Guinea 8.00
    86. Dominica 8.00
    87. Comoros 8.00
    88. South Korea 8.00
    89. Indonesia 8.00
    90. Hong Kong 8.00
    91. Swaziland 7.00
    92. Sudan 7.00
    93. Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.00
    94. Belize 7.00
    95. Peru 7.00
    96. Honduras 7.00
    97. Croatia 7.00
    98. Guyana 7.00
    99. South Africa 7.00
    100. Slovenia 7.00
    101. Botswana 7.00
    102. Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.00
    103. Nicaragua 7.00
    104. Namibia 7.00
    105. Ghana 7.00
    106. United Arab Emirates 7.00
    107. Ecuador 7.00
    108. Gabon 7.00
    109. Vanuatu 7.00
    110. Uruguay 7.00
    111. Serbia 7.00
    112. Australia 7.00
    113. Timor Leste 7.00
    114. Cape Verde 7.00
    115. Morocco 7.00
    116. Suriname 6.00
    117. Tonga 6.00
    118. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 6.00
    119. China 6.00
    120. Tunisia 6.00
    121. Argentina 6.00
    122. Gambia 6.00
    123. Greece 6.00
    124. Taiwan 6.00
    125. Grenada 6.00
    126. West Bank and Gaza 6.00
    127. Armenia 6.00
    128. Colombia 6.00
    129. Samoa 6.00
    130. Hungary 6.00
    131. Kiribati 6.00
    132. Mauritius 6.00
    133. Micronesia 6.00
    134. Saint Thomas and Principe 6.00
    135. New Zealand 6.00
    136. Czech Republic 6.00
    137. Equatorial Guinea 6.00
    138. Guinea Bissau 6.00
    139. Bolivia 6.00
    140. Solomon Islands 5.00
    141. Latvia 5.00
    142. Lithuania 5.00
    143. Finland 5.00
    144. Chile 5.00
    145. Costa Rica 5.00
    146. United States 5.00
    147. Japan 5.00
    148. Antigua and Barbuda 5.00
    149. Marshall Islands 5.00
    150. Seychelles 5.00
    151. Netherlands 5.00
    152. Slovakia 5.00
    153. Spain 5.00
    154. Norway 5.00
    155. Israel 4.00
    156. Belgium 4.00
    157. Mexico 4.00
    158. Switzerland 4.00
    159. Estonia 4.00
    160. Germany 4.00
    161. Austria 4.00
    162. Portugal 4.00
    163. United Kingdom 4.00
    164. Poland 4.00
    165. Malaysia 4.00
    166. Iceland 4.00
    167. Panama 3.00
    168. Denmark 3.00
    169. Guatemala 3.00
    170. Singapore 3.00
    171. Canada 3.00
    172. Sweden 3.00
    173. Italy 3.00
    174. Ireland 2.00
    2015 Ranking
    1. Central African Republic 17.00
    2. Ivory Coast 13.00
    3. Uzbekistan 13.00
    4. Liberia 12.00
    5. Eritrea 12.00
    6. Kazakhstan 12.00
    7. Cameroon 12.00
    8. Malawi 12.00
    9. Mongolia 12.00
    10. South Sudan 12.00
    11. Tajikistan 12.00
    12. Burkina Faso 12.00
    13. Azerbaijan 11.00
    14. Nepal 11.00
    15. Ethiopia 11.00
    16. Moldova 11.00
    17. Mali 11.00
    18. Saint Lucia 11.00
    19. Bhutan 11.00
    20. Kyrgyzstan 11.00
    21. Tanzania 11.00
    22. Chad 11.00
    23. Iran 11.00
    24. Egypt 10.00
    25. Laos 10.00
    26. Iraq 10.00
    27. Kuwait 10.00
    28. Congo (Kinshasa) 10.00
    29. Niger 10.00
    30. Trinidad and Tobago 10.00
    31. Uganda 10.00
    32. Congo (Brazzaville) 10.00
    33. Afghanistan 10.00
    34. Belarus 10.00
    35. Burundi 9.00
    36. Cambodia 9.00
    37. Palau 9.00
    38. Papua New Guinea 9.00
    39. Paraguay 9.00
    40. Fiji 9.00
    41. Kenya 9.00
    42. Rwanda 9.00
    43. Maldives 9.00
    44. Syria 9.00
    45. Madagascar 9.00
    46. Libya 9.00
    47. Angola 9.00
    48. Ukraine 9.00
    49. Algeria 9.00
    50. Venezuela 9.00
    51. Haiti 9.00
    52. Yemen 9.00
    53. Mozambique 9.00
    54. Burma (Myanmar) 8.00
    55. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 8.00
    56. Mauritania 8.00
    57. Albania 8.00
    58. Comoros 8.00
    59. Bahrain 8.00
    60. Oman 8.00
    61. Puerto Rico 8.00
    62. Saudi Arabia 8.00
    63. Sierra Leone 8.00
    64. Armenia 8.00
    65. Argentina 8.00
    66. Turkey 8.00
    67. Vietnam 8.00
    68. Zambia 8.00
    69. Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.00
    70. Zimbabwe 8.00
    71. Gabon 8.00
    72. Guinea 8.00
    73. Dominica 8.00
    74. Timor Leste 7.00
    75. Serbia 7.00
    76. Belize 7.00
    77. Uruguay 7.00
    78. Malta 7.00
    79. Cape Verde 7.00
    80. Guyana 7.00
    81. Qatar 7.00
    82. Togo 7.00
    83. Ghana 7.00
    84. Philippines 7.00
    85. Namibia 7.00
    86. Peru 7.00
    87. Antigua and Barbuda 7.00
    88. El Salvador 7.00
    89. Cyprus 7.00
    90. Slovenia 7.00
    91. Sudan 7.00
    92. Jamaica 7.00
    93. Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.00
    94. Lesotho 7.00
    95. Sri Lanka 7.00
    96. Croatia 7.00
    97. Australia 7.00
    98. Jordan 7.00
    99. Kosovo 7.00
    100. Vanuatu 7.00
    101. Benin 7.00
    102. Lebanon 7.00
    103. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 6.00
    104. Swaziland 6.00
    105. Tunisia 6.00
    106. Suriname 6.00
    107. Saint Thomas and Principe 6.00
    108. Tonga 6.00
    109. Romania 6.00
    110. Samoa 6.00
    111. Equatorial Guinea 6.00
    112. Senegal 6.00
    113. South Africa 6.00
    114. Gambia 6.00
    115. Taiwan 6.00
    116. Czech Republic 6.00
    117. Guatemala 6.00
    118. Hungary 6.00
    119. Guinea Bissau 6.00
    120. Bolivia 6.00
    121. Grenada 6.00
    122. Kiribati 6.00
    123. Micronesia 6.00
    124. Greece 6.00
    125. Colombia 6.00
    126. Morocco 6.00
    127. Botswana 6.00
    128. West Bank and Gaza 6.00
    129. Ecuador 6.00
    130. New Zealand 6.00
    131. Honduras 6.00
    132. Slovakia 5.00
    133. Costa Rica 5.00
    134. Chile 5.00
    135. Dominican Republic 5.00
    136. Latvia 5.00
    137. Brunei 5.00
    138. Solomon Islands 5.00
    139. Norway 5.00
    140. Thailand 5.00
    141. Lithuania 5.00
    142. Seychelles 5.00
    143. Bahamas 5.00
    144. Marshall Islands 5.00
    145. Mauritius 5.00
    146. Montenegro 5.00
    147. Bulgaria 5.00
    148. United Arab Emirates 5.00
    149. Finland 5.00
    150. Djibouti 5.00
    151. Nicaragua 5.00
    152. Barbados 5.00
    153. United Kingdom 4.00
    154. Iceland 4.00
    155. Switzerland 4.00
    156. Netherlands 4.00
    157. Israel 4.00
    158. Luxembourg 4.00
    159. Malaysia 4.00
    160. Belgium 4.00
    161. Germany 4.00
    162. Georgia 4.00
    163. Portugal 4.00
    164. Estonia 4.00
    165. San Marino 4.00
    166. Austria 4.00
    167. Spain 4.00
    168. Poland 4.00
    169. Panama 3.00
    170. Denmark 3.00
    171. Sweden 3.00
    172. Singapore 3.00
    173. Hong Kong 3.00
    174. South Korea 3.00
    175. Canada 3.00
    176. Italy 3.00
    177. France 2.00
    178. Ireland 2.00

    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