Antigua and Barbuda

Ease of Doing Business in

Antigua and Barbuda

This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Antigua and Barbuda. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category High income
Population 89,069
GNI Per Capita (US$) 12,640
City covered St. John's
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
71 66 down -5

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Improvement in DTF** (% points)
64.13 64.02 down 0.11
 

Trading Across Borders

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The costs and procedures involved in importing and exporting a standardized shipment of goods are detailed under this topic. Documents associated with every official procedure are counted - starting from the final contractual agreement between the two parties, and ending with the delivery of the goods.

DB 2014 Rank 93 DB 2013 Rank*** 91 Change in Rank down-2
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 71.19 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 71.00 Improvement in DTF** (% points) up0.19
Indicator Antigua and Barbuda Latin America & Caribbean OECD

The total number of documents required per shipment to export goods. Documents required for clearance by government ministries, customs authorities, port and container terminal authorities, health and technical control agencies and banks are taken into account.

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Documents to export (number)
5 6 4

The time necessary to comply with all procedures required to export goods. If a procedure can be accelerated for an additional cost, the fastest legal procedure is chosen.

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Time to export (days)
16 17 11

The cost associated with all procedures required to export goods. Includes the costs for documents, administrative fees for customs clearance and technical control, customs broker fees, terminal handling charges and inland transport.

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Cost to export (US$ per container)
1,090 1,283 1,070

The total number of documents required per shipment to import goods. Documents required for clearance by government ministries, customs authorities, port and container terminal authorities, health and technical control agencies and banks are taken into account.

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Documents to import (number)
7 7 4

The time necessary to comply with all procedures required to import goods. If a procedure can be accelerated for an additional cost, the fastest legal procedure is chosen.

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Time to import (days)
23 19 10

The cost associated with all procedures required to import goods, including for documents, administrative fees for customs clearance and technical control, customs broker fees, terminal handling charges and inland transport.

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Cost to import (US$ per container)
1,520 1,676 1,090
Nature of Export Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 6 225
Customs clearance and technical control 4 220
Ports and terminal handling 4 325
Inland transportation and handling 2 320
Totals 16 1,090
Nature of Import Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 13 240
Customs clearance and technical control 4 635
Ports and terminal handling 4 325
Inland transportation and handling 2 320
Totals 23 1,520
Export documents
Acceptance order
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration
Packing list/ Manifest
Import documents
Bill of lading
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
Gate pass issued by customs
Gate pass issued by port
Packing list/ Manifest
Tax compliance certificate

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted: they are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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