Ghana - Cost to export

Cost to export (US$ per container)

The latest value for Cost to export (US$ per container) in Ghana was 875.00 as of 2014. Over the past 9 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 875.00 in 2014 and 624.00 in 2005.

Definition: Cost measures the fees levied on a 20-foot container in U.S. dollars. All the fees associated with completing the procedures to export or import the goods are included. These include costs for documents, administrative fees for customs clearance and technical control, customs broker fees, terminal handling charges and inland transport. The cost measure does not include tariffs or trade taxes. Only official costs are recorded. Several assumptions are made for the business surveyed: Has 60 or more employees; Is located in the country's most populous city; Is a private, limited liability company. It does not operate within an export processing zone or an industrial estate with special export or import privileges; Is domestically owned with no foreign ownership; Exports more than 10% of its sales. Assumptions about the traded goods: The traded product travels in a dry-cargo, 20-foot, full container load. The product: Is not hazardous nor does it include military items; Does not require refrigeration or any other special environment; Does not require any special phytosanitary or environmental safety standards other than accepted international standards.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2005 624.00
2006 624.00
2007 697.00
2008 805.00
2009 815.00
2010 815.00
2011 815.00
2012 815.00
2013 875.00
2014 875.00

Cost to export, border compliance (US$)

Definition: Border compliance captures the time and cost associated with compliance with the economy’s customs regulations and with regulations relating to other inspections that are mandatory in order for the shipment to cross the economy’s border, as well as the time and cost for handling that takes place at its port or border. The time and cost for this segment include time and cost for customs clearance and inspection procedures conducted by other government agencies.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2014 490.00
2015 490.00
2016 490.00
2017 490.00

Cost to export, documentary compliance (US$)

Definition: Documentary compliance captures the time and cost associated with compliance with the documentary requirements of all government agencies of the origin economy, the destination economy and any transit economies. The aim is to measure the total burden of preparing the bundle of documents that will enable completion of the international trade for the product and partner pair assumed in the case study.

Source: World Bank, Doing Business project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/).

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Year Value
2014 155.00
2015 155.00
2016 155.00
2017 155.00

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Business environment