Lao PDR - Lead time to import
Time to import (days)
Time to import (days) in Lao PDR was 46.00 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 6 years was 78.00 in 2006, while its lowest value was 46.00 in 2011.
Definition: Time is recorded in calendar days. The time calculation for a procedure starts from the moment it is initiated and runs until it is completed. If a procedure can be accelerated for an additional cost, the fastest legal procedure is chosen. It is assumed that neither the exporter nor the importer wastes time and that each commits to completing each remaining procedure without delay. Procedures that can be completed in parallel are measured as simultaneous. The waiting time between procedures--for example, during unloading of the cargo--is included in the measure.
Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).
Sub-Topic: Trade facilitation