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 07 : Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner India China
Border Yangon port Yangon port
Distance (km) 12 12
Domestic transport time (hours) 5 5
Domestic transport cost (USD) 200 200
Export documents
Customs Export Declaration
Bill of Lading
Export license
Commercial Invoice
Packing list
Sales Contract
Shipping Instruction
Letter of Credit or General Remittance Exemption Certificate
Payment advice referring Inward Telegraphic Transfer Private No./Inward Telegraphic Transfer Government No
Certificate of Origin
Fumigation Certificate
Phytosanitary Certificate
Import documents
Bill of lading
SAD delivery order
Customs import declaration
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Cargo release order
Terminal handling receipts
Technical standard/health certificate
Certificate of Origin