In fiscal year 2007, when this establishment imported material inputs or supplies (from outside the EU for European Union members), how many days did it take on average from the time goods arrived to their point of entry (e.g. port, airport) until the time these goods could be claimed from 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.
The purpose of these questions is to measure the efficiency of customs clearance of imports.
Goods cleared customs includes all clearances required from the moment the goods arrived at their point of entry (e.g., port, airport) until the moment they satisfy the requirement of the clearance procedures at the customs office and can be picked up. It does not include time spent on transportation to reach the point of entry.
Average number of days to clear customs. Prompt respondent to think of various shipments destined to the establishment that originated from abroad, and to estimate an average of the time it took when the shipment arrived to the country's point of entry to the time the establishment was allowed to claim them and begin domestic transport.
INTERVIEWER: for European Union countries ask for material inputs or supplies imported from outside the EU