Trading across borders

World Bank ranks countries based on the time and cost associated with importing and exporting a standardized cargo of sea transport. Four steps are evaluated: document preparation, customs clearance and inspections, inland transport and handling, and port and terminal handling. Countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Denmark land on the top as the most effective traders. Targeting only countries where is efficient to trade across borders does not have to be the path that our clients pursue. Our local teams and our distribution partners are experts on how to minimize the time required and the associated costs with importing products, and hence help expand the range of geographies our clients’ target.