In fiscal year 2007,when this establishment exported goods directly, how many days did it take on average from the time this establishment's goods arrived at their main point of exit (e.g., port, airport) until the time these goods cleared customs?
does not apply
less than one day
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Clearing customs for direct exports. The purpose of this question is to determine the efficiency of customs in clearing goods for export.
Main point of exit is the last domestic location (e.g. port, border crossing, airport, or internal custom) from which the goods leave the country.
Whenever different ports of exit are used this question refers to the port where “most goods” exit defined in terms of consignment value (not physical units).
Goods cleared customs They refer to the time it takes to obtain all clearances required from the moment the goods arrived at their point of exit until the moment they satisfy the requirements of the clearance procedures at the customs office. This includes transit procedures.
Average number of days to clear customs. Prompt the respondent to think of all shipments sent to the main point of exit and estimate an average time it took from the time the shipments arrived to the time they left that point of exit.
INTERVIEWER: for European Union countries ask for goods exported directly outside the EU