Trading across Borders in


Below is a detailed summary of the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Under the new methodology introduced this year, Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. In addition, the list of documents needed to trade internationally is provided below.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

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Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 28 : Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Spain France
Border Alger port Alger port
Distance (km) 7 7
Domestic transport time (hours) 4 4
Domestic transport cost (USD) 283 264
Export documents
Bill of lading
Cargo release order
Commercial invoice
Custom Export Declaration
Packing List
Health Certificate
Terminal Handling Receipt
Import documents
Bill of Lading
Cargo Release Order
Commercial invoice
Custom Import Declaration
Inspection Report
Packing List
Terminal Handling receipt
Technical standard certificate