Statement on irregularities in data in the Doing Business 2018 and 2020 reports. Read our statement

Doing Business records the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of proceduresdocumentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transportwithin the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in May 2019. See the methodology and webinar for more information.

Other resources

Case studies -- Download papers on the challenges of Trading across Borders.

Research papers -- View list of relevant research on Trading across Borders.

Related websites:

UN Comtrade Database
World Trade Organization
World Customs Organization
World Bank Logistic Performance Index