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Trading across Borders in

Central African Republic

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 Central African Republic 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 France France
Border Garoua-Boulai border crossing Garoua-Boulai border crossing
Distance (km) 595 595
Domestic transport time (hours) 70 65
Domestic transport cost (USD) 2,106 2,057
Export documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Export Declaration
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Insurance
Transit document
Export license
Phytosanitary certificate
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Certificate of origin
Bill of lading
Commercial import declaration
Electronic cargo tracking note (BESC)
Insurance
Import license
Transit document