Trading across Borders in

Congo, Rep

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 84 : Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Angola France
Border Pointe-Noire port Pointe-Noire port
Distance (km) 560 560
Domestic transport time (hours) 120 136
Domestic transport cost (USD) 1,694 2,033
Export documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Export declaration
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Bill of lading
Import declaration
Certificate of origin
Attestation of value COTECNA
NIU (Unique Identification Number for importer),
Cargo Release order