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 08 : Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner India Turkey
Border Umm Qasr port Turkey-Iraq border crossing
Distance (km) 577 530
Domestic transport time (hours) 24 72
Domestic transport cost (USD) 1,379 2,000
Export documents
Commercial invoice
Export license
Export permit
Packing list
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Inspection report
Terminal handling receipt
Delivery order
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Bill of lading
Import declaration
Valid Import License Issued from the Kurdish Ministry of Trade and Investment
Certificate of Conformity
Certificate of origin attested by the Embassy of Iraq