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Ease of Doing Business in

Estonia

Estonia Download Profile (1713.6KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 1,311,998
GNI Per Capita (US$) 18,480
City covered Tallinn

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 12 11 down
1
81.05 81.01 down
0.04
Starting a Business 14 11 down
3
95.13 95.06 up
0.07
Dealing with Construction Permits 9 10 up
1
82.57 82.55 up
0.02
Getting Electricity 38 33 down
5
83.20 83.25 down
0.05
Registering Property 6 4 down
2
91.02 91.01 up
0.01
Getting Credit 32 29 down
3
70.00 70.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 53 51 down
2
60.00 60.00
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Paying Taxes 21 19 down
2
88.04 87.89 up
0.15
Trading across Borders 17 17
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99.92 99.92
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Enforcing Contracts 11 11
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75.16 75.16
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Resolving Insolvency 42 41 down
1
65.46 65.28 up
0.18

DB 2017 Rank:

11

DB 2016 Rank:

11

Change in Rank:

0

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

75.16

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

75.16

Change in DTF (% points):

0.00

STANDARDIZED CASE
Claim value EUR 28,985
Court name Harju County Court
City Tallinn
Indicator Estonia OECD high income
Time (days) info_outline 425 553.0
Cost (% of claim) info_outline 21.9 21.3
Quality of judicial processes index (0-18) info_outline 13.5 11.0
  • Indicator
    Time (days) 425.0
    Filing and service 30
    Trial and judgment 320
    Enforcement of judgment 75
    Cost (% of claim) 21.9
    Attorney fees 9.0
    Court fees 11.9
    Enforcement fees 1.0
    Quality of judicial processes index (0-18) 13.5
    Court structure and proceedings (0-5) 3.5
    Case management (0-6) 3.5
    Court automation (0-4) 4.0
    Alternative dispute resolution (0-3) 2.5
    Answer Score
    Quality of judicial processes index (0-18) 13.5
    Court structure and proceedings (0-5) 3.5
    1. Is there a court or division of a court dedicated solely to hearing commercial cases? No 0.0
    2. Small claims court 1.5
    2.a. Is there a small claims court or a fast-track procedure for small claims? Yes
    2.b. If yes, is self-representation allowed? Yes
    3. Is pretrial attachment available? Yes 1.0
    4. Are new cases assigned randomly to judges? Yes, automatic 1.0
    5. Does a woman's testimony carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's? Yes 0.0
    Case management (0-6) 3.5
    1. Time standards 0.0
    1.a. Are there laws setting overall time standards for key court events in a civil case? Yes
    1.b. If yes, are the time standards set for at least three court events? No
    1.c. Are these time standards respected in more than 50% of cases? Yes
    2. Adjournments 0.5
    2.a. Does the law regulate the maximum number of adjournments that can be granted? No
    2.b. Are adjournments limited to unforeseen and exceptional circumstances? Yes
    2.c. If rules on adjournments exist, are they respected in more than 50% of cases? Yes
    3. Can two of the following four reports be generated about the competent court: (i) time to disposition report; (ii) clearance rate report; (iii) age of pending cases report; and (iv) single case progress report? Yes 1.0
    4. Is a pretrial conference among the case management techniques used before the competent court? No 0.0
    5. Are there any electronic case management tools in place within the competent court for use by judges? Yes 1.0
    6. Are there any electronic case management tools in place within the competent court for use by lawyers? Yes 1.0
    Court automation (0-4) 4.0
    1. Can the initial complaint be filed electronically through a dedicated platform within the competent court? Yes 1.0
    2. Is it possible to carry out service of process electronically for claims filed before the competent court? Yes 1.0
    3. Can court fees be paid electronically within the competent court? Yes 1.0
    4. Publication of judgments 1.0
    4.a Are judgments rendered in commercial cases at all levels made available to the general public through publication in official gazettes, in newspapers or on the internet or court website? Yes
    4.b. Are judgments rendered in commercial cases at the appellate and supreme court level made available to the general public through publication in official gazettes, in newspapers or on the internet or court website? Yes
    Alternative dispute resolution (0-3) 2.5
    1. Arbitration 1.5
    1.a. Is domestic commercial arbitration governed by a consolidated law or consolidated chapter or section of the applicable code of civil procedure encompassing substantially all its aspects? Yes
    1.b. Are there any commercial disputes—aside from those that deal with public order or public policy—that cannot be submitted to arbitration? No
    1.c. Are valid arbitration clauses or agreements usually enforced by the courts? Yes
    2. Mediation/Conciliation 1.0
    2.a. Is voluntary mediation or conciliation available? Yes
    2.b. Are mediation, conciliation or both governed by a consolidated law or consolidated chapter or section of the applicable code of civil procedure encompassing substantially all their aspects? Yes
    2.c. Are there financial incentives for parties to attempt mediation or conciliation (i.e., if mediation or conciliation is successful, a refund of court filing fees, income tax credits or the like)? No