Trading across Borders in

Burkina Faso

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.

Compare Burkina Faso to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 10: Cereals HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Switzerland Japan
Border Burkina Faso-Côte d'Ivoire border crossing Cinkasse border crossing
Distance (km) 512 293
Domestic transport time (hours) 17 17
Domestic transport cost (USD) 408 635
Export documents
Commercial invoice
Fumigation certificate
Phytosanitary certificate
Customs Export Declaration
Certificate of origin
Packing list
Acquis de passage
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Pre-import declaration
Electronic cargo tracking note (BESC)
Acquis de passage
Declaration of release for consumption
Certificate of conformity