St. Lucia - Cost to import

Cost to import (US$ per container)

The latest value for Cost to import (US$ per container) in St. Lucia was 2,280 as of 2014. Over the past 9 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 2,470 in 2006 and 2,170 in 2007.

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.

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

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Year Value
2005 2,470
2006 2,470
2007 2,170
2008 2,220
2009 2,220
2010 2,320
2011 2,320
2012 2,250
2013 2,280
2014 2,280

Cost to import, 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 842.00
2015 842.00
2016 842.00
2017 842.00

Cost to import, 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 98.00
2015 98.00
2016 98.00
2017 98.00

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Business environment