St. Lucia

Ease of Doing Business in

St. Lucia

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for St. Lucia. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 183,598
GNI Per Capita (US$) 7,090
City covered Castries
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
77 73 down -4

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

64.20 64.19 down 0.01

Trading Across Borders

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Trading Across Borders

This topic 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.

DB 2016 Rank 72 DB 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

71 Change in Rank down-1
DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

78.60 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

78.60 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

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Indicator St. Lucia Latin America & Caribbean OECD high income
Time to export: Border compliance (hours)
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Time to export: Border compliance (hours)

The time and cost for border compliance include time and cost for obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during port or border handling, customs clearance and inspection procedures.

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11 86 15
Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)
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Cost to export: Border compliance (USD)

The time and cost for border compliance include time and cost for obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during port or border handling, customs clearance and inspection procedures.

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533 493 160
Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)
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Time to export: Documentary compliance (hours)

The time and cost for documentary compliance include the time and cost for obtaining documents, preparing documents, processing documents, presenting documents, and submitting documents.

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24 68 5
Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD)
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Cost to export: Documentary compliance (USD)

The time and cost for documentary compliance include the time and cost for obtaining documents, preparing documents, processing documents, presenting documents, and submitting documents.

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63 134 36
Time to import: Border compliance (hours)
X

Time to import: Border compliance (hours)

The time and cost for border compliance include time and cost for obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during port or border handling, customs clearance and inspection procedures.

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27 107 9
Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)
X

Cost to import: Border compliance (USD)

The time and cost for border compliance include time and cost for obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during port or border handling, customs clearance and inspection procedures.

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657 665 123
Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)
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Time to import: Documentary compliance (hours)

The time and cost for documentary compliance include the time and cost for obtaining documents, preparing documents, processing documents, presenting documents, and submitting documents.

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19 93 4
Cost to import: Documentary compliance (USD)
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Cost to import: Documentary compliance (USD)

The time and cost for documentary compliance include the time and cost for obtaining documents, preparing documents, processing documents, presenting documents, and submitting documents.

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98 128 25
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 United Kingdom Brazil
Border Castries port Castries port
Distance (km) 3 3
Domestic transport time (hours) 7 5
Domestic transport cost (USD) 400 400
Domestic transport speed (km/hour) 0.5 0.6
Domestic transport cost per distance (USD/km) 133.3 133.3
Export documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs Export Declaration (shipping bill)
Exit certificate
Export license
Phytosanitary certificate
Import documents
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Gate pass
Import license

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