Trading Across Borders

In previous posts we have reported on the World Bank Logistics Performance Index and how the United States ranks compared to other nations.

Another view of world trade is presented by the World Bank in their report Trading Across Borders- Doing Business. In the most recent report the US ranked 36th in trading across borders. Here is a link to the report along with some introductory info.

 Trading across Borders

Doing Business records the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of proceduresdocumentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transportwithin the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in May 2018. See the methodology for more information