Trade facilitation

Trade facilitation indicators


Introduction to the indicators

To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD has developed a set of trade facilitation indicators that identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.


Updates and information

Latest report

Other analysis

Data, methodology, sources and findings

Use of the Trade Facilitation Indicators


Country analysis

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Overviews (pdf):      
Asia   Latin America and the Caribbean


Middle East and North Africa   Europe and Central Asia  
Sub-Saharan Africa      
Bangladesh_small Bangladesh Mongolia_small Mongolia
Brunei Darussalam_small Brunei Darussalam Nepal_small Nepal‌‌
Cambodia_small Cambodia Pakistan_small Pakistan
China Papua New Guinea_small Papua New Guinea
Chinese Taipei Philippines_small Philippines
Fiji_small Fiji Singapore_small Singapore
Hong Kong, China_small Hong Kong, China Sri Lanka_small Sri Lanka
India_small India Thailand_small Thailand
Indonesia_small Indonesia Vietnam_small Viet Nam
Malaysia_small Malaysia  
*Australia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand are listed below with the OECD member economies
Latin America* and the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda_small Antigua and Barbuda El Salvador_small El Salvador
Argentina_small Argentina Guatemala_small Guatemala
Bahamas_small Bahamas Honduras_small Honduras
Barbados_small Barbados Jamaica_small Jamaica
Belize_small Belize Nicaragua_small Nicaragua
Bolivia_small Bolivia Panama_small Panama
Brazil_small Brazil Paraguay_small Paraguay
Colombia_small Colombia Peru_small Peru
Costa Rica_small Costa Rica Suriname_small Suriname
Cuba_small Cuba Trinidad and Tobago_small Trinidad and Tobago
Dominican Republic_small Dominican Republic Uruguay_small Uruguay
Ecuador_small Ecuador Venezuela_small Venezuela
*Mexico is listed below with the OECD member economies
Europe* and Central Asia
Albania_small Albania Latvia_small Latvia
Armenia_small Armenia Lithuania_small Lithuania
Azerbaijan_small Azerbaijan Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)_small FYR Macedonia
Belarus_small Belarus Malta_small Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina_small Bosnia and Herzegovina Moldova_small Moldova
Bulgaria_small Bulgaria Montenegro
Croatia_small Croatia Romania_small Romania
Cyprus_small Cyprus Russian Federation_small Russian Federation
Georgia Serbia
Kazakhstan_small Kazakhstan Ukraine_small Ukraine
Kyrgyzstan_small Kyrgyz Republic  
*More European countries are listed below with the OECD member economies
Middle East and North Africa
Algeria_small Algeria Oman_small Oman
Bahrain_small Bahrain Qatar_small Qatar
Jordan_small Jordan Saudi Arabia_small Saudi Arabia
Kuwait_small Kuwait Tunisia_small Tunisia
Lebanon_small Lebanon United Arab Emirates_smallUnited Arab Emirates
Morocco_small Morocco  
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola_small Angola Malawi_small Malawi
Benin_small Benin ‌ Mali_small Mali
Botswana_small Botswana Mauritius_small Mauritius
Burkina Faso_small Burkina Faso Mozambique_small Mozambique
Burundi_small Burundi Namibia_small Namibia
Cameroon_small Cameroon Nigeria_small Nigeria
Congo_small Congo Rep. Rwanda_small Rwanda
Cote d'Ivoire Senegal_small Senegal
Ethiopia_small Ethiopia Sierra Leone_small Sierra Leone
Gabon_small Gabon South Africa_small South Africa
Gambia Swaziland_small Swaziland
Ghana_small Ghana Tanzania_small Tanzania
Kenya_small Kenya Togo_small Togo
Lesotho_small Lesotho Uganda_small Uganda
Liberia_small Liberia Zambia_small Zambia
Madagascar_small Madagascar Zimbabwe_small Zimbabwe
OECD Member economies
Australia_small Australia Mexico_small Mexico
Belgium_small Belgium Netherlands_small Netherlands
Canada_small Canada New Zealand_small New Zealand
Czech Republic_small Czech Republic Norway_small Norway
Denmark_small Denmark Poland_small Poland
France_small France EN | FR Portugal_small Portugal
 Finland Slovak Republic_small Slovak Republic
Germany_small Germany Spain_small Spain
Greece_small Greece Sweden_small Sweden
Hungary_small Hungary Switzerland_small Switzerland
Italy_small Italy Turkey_small Turkey
Japan_small Japan United Kingdom_small United Kingdom
Korea_small Korea United States_small United States


About the OECD trade facilitation indicators

The OECD trade facilitation indicators cover the full spectrum of border procedures, from advance rulings to transit guarantees, for 133 countries across income levels, geographical regions and development stages.

Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.

Advance Rulings

Prior statements by the administration to requesting traders concerning the classification, origin, valuation method, etc., applied to specific goods at the time of importation; the rules and process applied to such statements.

Appeal Procedures

The possibility and modalities to appeal administrative decisions by border agencies.

Co-operation – External

Co-operation with neighbouring and third countries.

Co-operation – Internal

Co-operation between various border agencies of the country; control delegation to customs authorities.

Fees and Charges

Disciplines on the fees and charges imposed on imports and exports.

Formalities – Automation

Electronic exchange of data; automated border procedures; use of risk management.

Formalities – Documents

Simplification of trade documents; harmonisation in accordance with international standards; acceptance of copies.

Formalities – Procedures

Streamlining of border controls; single submission points for all required documentation (single windows); post-clearance audits; authorised economic operators.

Governance and Impartiality

Customs structures and functions; accountability; ethics policy.

Information Availability

Publication of trade information, including on internet; enquiry points.

Involvement of the Trade Community

Consultations with traders.


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