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Trading across Borders in

Liberia

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 40: Rubber and articles thereof HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner China Korea, Rep.
Border Monrovia port Monrovia port
Distance (km) 10 10
Domestic transport time (hours) 7 7
Domestic transport cost (USD) 225 225
Export documents
Bill of lading
Cargo Acceptance Note (shipping note)
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Simplified Administrative Document (SAD) export declaration
Customs release form
Export Permit Declaration (EPD)
Clean Report of Findings (from BIVAC)
Packing list
Terminal handling receipt
Import documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Simplified Administrative Document (SAD) import declaration
Exit Note
Import Permit Declaration (IPD)
Clean Report of Findings (from BIVAC)
Packing list
Customs release form
Official receipt of payment of port charges (from NPA)
Confirmation receipt of payment of customs fees and duties