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 reports

‌Overview of the OECD trade facilitation indicators

Data, methodology, sources and findings


Country analysis

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  Middle East and North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa OECD member economies
Overviews (pdf): Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Europe and Central Asia
  Middle East and North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa


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


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.




Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe