Haiti

Trading Across Borders in

Haiti

Below is a detailed summary of the procedural requirements for exporting and importing a standardized cargo of goods. Documents associated with every official procedure are counted—from the contractual agreement between the 2 parties to the delivery of goods—along with the time necessary for completion.

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 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014.

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  • Port Name: Port-au-Prince
  • City: Port au Prince
Nature of Export Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 17 350
Customs clearance and inspections 4 200
Ports and terminal handling 5 400
Inland transportation and handling 2 250
Totals 28 1,200
Nature of Import Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 14 340
Customs clearance and inspections 5 285
Ports and terminal handling 5 700
Inland transportation and handling 2 230
Totals 26 1,555
Export documents
Bill of Lading
Cargo release order
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration
Export license
Tax certificate (Quittus)
Technical standard/health certificate
Import documents
Bill of lading
Cargo release order
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Import license (DPI)
Inspection report (SGS)
Tax certificate
Technical standard/health certificate
Terminal handling receipts

Note: Deflated and non-deflated values are identical in DB2015 because it is defined as the base year for the deflator.

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