Timor-Leste

Ease of Doing Business in

Timor-Leste

This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Timor-Leste. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 1,210,233
GNI Per Capita (US$) 3,670
City covered Dili
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
172 167 down -5

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Improvement in DTF** (% points)
44.04 44.06 down -0.02
 

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The challenges of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of steps entrepreneurs can expect to go through to launch, the time it takes on average, and the cost and minimum capital required as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2014 Rank 154 DB 2013 Rank*** 149 Change in Rank down-5
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 59.99 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 60.49 Improvement in DTF** (% points) down-0.50

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Timor-Leste East Asia & Pacific OECD

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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Procedures (number)
8 7 5

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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Time (days)
94.0 37.8 11.1

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
3.1 29.8 3.6

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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Paid-in Min. Capital (% of income per capita)
136.2 293.3 10.4
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Deposit minimum capital at the Bank 1 day no charge
2 Verify uniqueness of company name, register the name, and file company statute at the Ministry of Justice 3 weeks no charge
3 Publish statutes in the official gazette 30 days no charge
4 Apply to tax identification number (TIN) 7 days no charge
5 Notify labor department 2 days no charge
6 Apply for temporary business license at the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry 21 days USD 105
7 Obtain a company stamp 2 days USD 10
8 Obtain the final company certificate (matricula do comercio) 10 days no charge

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

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

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