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 61 :  Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner United Kingdom Japan
Border Port Louis port Port Louis port
Distance (km) 5 5
Domestic transport time (hours) 2 2
Domestic transport cost (USD) 196 196
Export documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Custom Export Declaration
Packing list
EUR 1 - Certificate of origin
Import documents
Bill of lading
Cargo release order
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Packing list