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.

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Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 44 : Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Japan France
Border Owendo port Owendo port
Distance (km) 18 18
Domestic transport time (hours) 4 4
Domestic transport cost (USD) 340 340
Export documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Cargo registration number
Customs export declaration
Certificate of fumigation
Certificate of origin
Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Electronic cargo tracking note (BIETC)
Customs import declaration
Certificate of origin
Technical standards
Market authorization - Autorisation de mise sur le marché (AMM)