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.

Compare Burundi to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 09 : Coffee, tea, matï and spices HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Switzerland Belgium
Border Kobero-Kabanga border crossing Kobero-Kabanga border crossing
Distance (km) 225 225
Domestic transport time (hours) 20 26
Domestic transport cost (USD) 261 361
Export documents
Export license
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
NIF (fiscal identification number)
Transit document
Phytosanitary certificate
Export declaration
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Import license
Certificate of conformity
Transit document
Electronic cargo tracking note (BESC)
Import declaration
Certificate of origin
Gate pass