Procedures to build a warehouse (number) - Country Ranking

Definition: Number of procedures to build a warehouse is the number of interactions of a company's employees or managers with external parties, including government agency staff, public inspectors, notaries, land registry and cadastre staff, and technical experts apart from architects and engineers.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 India 30.10 2017
2 Moldova 28.00 2017
3 Tajikistan 25.00 2017
3 Liberia 25.00 2017
5 Romania 24.00 2017
5 Tanzania 24.00 2017
7 Kuwait 23.00 2017
7 China 23.00 2017
7 El Salvador 23.00 2017
7 Philippines 23.00 2017
11 Puerto Rico 22.00 2017
11 Argentina 22.00 2017
13 Uruguay 21.00 2017
13 Czech Republic 21.00 2017
13 Côte d'Ivoire 21.00 2017
13 Azerbaijan 21.00 2017
13 Bhutan 21.00 2017
18 Brunei 20.00 2017
18 Cambodia 20.00 2017
18 Syrian Arab Republic 20.00 2012
18 South Africa 20.00 2017
18 Hungary 20.00 2017
23 Brazil 19.20 2017
24 Kazakhstan 19.00 2017
24 Jamaica 19.00 2017
24 Egypt 19.00 2017
24 Lebanon 19.00 2017
24 Algeria 19.00 2017
24 Palau 19.00 2017
24 Armenia 19.00 2017
24 Antigua and Barbuda 19.00 2017
24 Botswana 19.00 2017
33 Greece 18.00 2017
33 Samoa 18.00 2017
33 Bulgaria 18.00 2017
33 Croatia 18.00 2017
33 Uganda 18.00 2017
33 Panama 18.00 2017
33 Turkey 18.00 2017
33 Thailand 18.00 2017
33 Tunisia 18.00 2017
33 Nicaragua 18.00 2017
43 Albania 17.00 2017
43 Honduras 17.00 2017
43 Seychelles 17.00 2017
43 Guyana 17.00 2017
43 Djibouti 17.00 2017
43 Saudi Arabia 17.00 2017
43 Ecuador 17.00 2017
43 Finland 17.00 2017
43 Uzbekistan 17.00 2017
43 Papua New Guinea 17.00 2017
43 Iceland 17.00 2017
43 Indonesia 17.00 2017
43 Costa Rica 17.00 2017
43 Mongolia 17.00 2017
43 Sierra Leone 17.00 2017
58 Belize 16.00 2017
58 Cabo Verde 16.00 2017
58 Trinidad and Tobago 16.00 2017
58 Belarus 16.00 2017
58 Qatar 16.00 2017
58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16.00 2017
58 Madagascar 16.00 2017
58 The Bahamas 16.00 2017
58 Central African Republic 16.00 2017
58 Timor-Leste 16.00 2017
58 Ghana 16.00 2017
58 São Tomé and Principe 16.00 2017
58 Kenya 16.00 2017
71 United States 15.80 2017
72 Nigeria 15.10 2017
73 San Marino 15.00 2017
73 Myanmar 15.00 2017
73 Niger 15.00 2017
73 Jordan 15.00 2017
73 Spain 15.00 2017
73 Pakistan 15.00 2017
73 Mauritius 15.00 2017
73 Burundi 15.00 2017
73 Cameroon 15.00 2017
73 Fiji 15.00 2017
73 Israel 15.00 2017
73 Sudan 15.00 2017
73 Peru 15.00 2017
73 Iran 15.00 2017
73 Rwanda 15.00 2017
73 Malta 15.00 2017
73 Grenada 15.00 2017
73 Dominican Republic 15.00 2017
73 Guinea 15.00 2017
73 Kiribati 15.00 2017
93 Mexico 14.70 2017
94 Russia 14.40 2017
95 Bangladesh 14.20 2017
96 United Arab Emirates 14.00 2017
96 Slovenia 14.00 2017
96 Swaziland 14.00 2017
96 Paraguay 14.00 2017
96 St. Lucia 14.00 2017
96 Haiti 14.00 2017
96 Gabon 14.00 2017
96 Malaysia 14.00 2017
96 Senegal 14.00 2017
96 Vanuatu 14.00 2017
96 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 14.00 2017
96 Oman 14.00 2017
96 Portugal 14.00 2017
96 Burkina Faso 14.00 2017
96 Latvia 14.00 2017
111 Netherlands 13.00 2017
111 Malawi 13.00 2017
111 Colombia 13.00 2017
111 Afghanistan 13.00 2017
111 Benin 13.00 2017
111 Mauritania 13.00 2017
111 Solomon Islands 13.00 2017
111 Lithuania 13.00 2017
111 Morocco 13.00 2017
111 Bolivia 13.00 2017
111 Tonga 13.00 2017
111 Mali 13.00 2017
111 Switzerland 13.00 2017
111 Chad 13.00 2017
111 Sri Lanka 13.00 2017
111 Equatorial Guinea 13.00 2017
111 Ethiopia 13.00 2017
111 Guinea-Bissau 13.00 2017
129 Canada 12.00 2017
129 Nepal 12.00 2017
129 The Gambia 12.00 2017
129 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.00 2017
129 Italy 12.00 2017
129 Chile 12.00 2017
129 Poland 12.00 2017
129 Congo 12.00 2017
129 Namibia 12.00 2017
129 Japan 12.00 2017
129 Guatemala 12.00 2017
140 Hong Kong SAR, China 11.00 2017
140 Kyrgyz Republic 11.00 2017
140 Austria 11.00 2017
140 Australia 11.00 2017
140 Luxembourg 11.00 2017
140 Mozambique 11.00 2017
140 Togo 11.00 2017
140 Serbia 11.00 2017
140 Bahrain 11.00 2017
140 Macedonia 11.00 2017
140 New Zealand 11.00 2017
140 Venezuela 11.00 2017
140 Yemen 11.00 2015
140 Georgia 11.00 2017
140 Lao PDR 11.00 2017
140 Iraq 11.00 2017
140 Norway 11.00 2017
140 St. Kitts and Nevis 11.00 2017
140 Dominica 11.00 2017
159 Ireland 10.00 2017
159 Belgium 10.00 2017
159 Comoros 10.00 2017
159 Singapore 10.00 2017
159 Zambia 10.00 2017
159 Suriname 10.00 2017
159 Angola 10.00 2017
159 Lesotho 10.00 2017
159 Korea 10.00 2017
159 Estonia 10.00 2017
159 Slovak Republic 10.00 2017
159 Ukraine 10.00 2017
159 Vietnam 10.00 2017
159 Zimbabwe 10.00 2017
173 Barbados 9.00 2017
173 United Kingdom 9.00 2017
173 Germany 9.00 2017
173 France 9.00 2017
177 Montenegro 8.00 2017
177 Sweden 8.00 2017
177 Cyprus 8.00 2017
180 Denmark 7.00 2017

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Development Relevance: The economic health of a country is measured not only in macroeconomic terms but also by other factors that shape daily economic activity such as laws, regulations, and institutional arrangements. The data measure business regulation, gauge regulatory outcomes, and measure the extent of legal protection of property, the flexibility of employment regulation, and the tax burden on businesses. The fundamental premise of this data is that economic activity requires good rules and regulations that are efficient, accessible to all who need to use them, and simple to implement. Thus sometimes there is more emphasis on more regulation, such as stricter disclosure requirements in related-party transactions, and other times emphasis is on for simplified regulations, such as a one-stop shop for completing business startup formalities. Entrepreneurs may not be aware of all required procedures or may avoid legally required procedures altogether. But where regulation is particularly onerous, levels of informality are higher, which comes at a cost: firms in the informal sector usually grow more slowly, have less access to credit, and employ fewer workers - and those workers remain outside the protections of labor law. The indicator can help policymakers understand the business environment in a country and - along with information from other sources such as the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys - provide insights into potential areas of reform.

Limitations and Exceptions: The Doing Business methodology has limitations that should be considered when interpreting the data. First, the data collected refer to businesses in the economy's largest city and may not represent regulations in other locations of the economy. To address this limitation, subnational indicators are being collected for selected economies. These subnational studies point to significant differences in the speed of reform and the ease of doing business across cities in the same economy. Second, the data often focus on a specific business form - generally a limited liability company of a specified size - and may not represent regulation for other types of businesses such as sole proprietorships. Third, transactions described in a standardized business case refer to a specific set of issues and may not represent the full set of issues a business encounters. Fourth, the time measures involve an element of judgment by the expert respondents. When sources indicate different estimates, the Doing Business time indicators represent the median values of several responses given under the assumptions of the standardized case. Fifth, the methodology assumes that a business has full information on what is required and does not waste time when completing procedures.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data are collected by the World Bank with a standardized survey that uses a simple business case to ensure comparability across economies and over time - with assumptions about the legal form of the business, its size, its location, and nature of its operation. Surveys are administered through more than 9,000 local experts, including lawyers, business consultants, accountants, freight forwarders, government officials, and other professionals who routinely administer or advise on legal and regulatory requirements. To build a simple commercial warehouse and connect it to water, sewerage and a fixed telephone line, many construction regulations are required. Construction regulation matters for public safety. If procedures are too complicated or costly, builders tend to proceed without a permit. By some estimates 60-80 percent of building projects in developing economies are undertaken without the proper permits and approvals. Good regulations help ensure the safety standards that protect the public while making the permitting process efficient, transparent and affordable. The Doing Business project of the World Bank encompasses two types of data: data from readings of laws and regulations and data on time and motion indicators that measure efficiency in achieving a regulatory goal. Within the time and motion indicators cost estimates are recorded from official fee schedules where applicable. The data from surveys are subjected to numerous tests for robustness, which lead to revision or expansion of the information collected.

Aggregation method: Unweighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Data are presented for the survey year instead of publication year.