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.

Compare Lesotho to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 51 : Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner South Africa South Africa
Border Maseru Bridge border crossing Maseru Bridge border crossing
Distance (km) 3 3
Domestic transport time (hours) 1 1
Domestic transport cost (USD) 8 8
Export documents
Inland Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs Export Declaration (SAD 500)
Packing list
Import documents
Inland bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration (SAD 500)
Packing list