Trade Facilitation

Description

According to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) which measures countries’ trade logistics efficiency, Cambodia is ranked 83rd out of 160 countries surveyed. It has experienced a significant jump from its previous rank of 101st in 2012. In this respect, Cambodia is ranked above the average of its low income country group status, yet according to the OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators (2013), the overall trade facilitation performance remains lower than or equal to the average of low income countries. These advancements are due to the reforms conducted by Cambodia to upgrade its overall logistics performance since 2007. The country adopted legal and regulatory instruments to reform the customs regime, as well as import and export procedures. For instance, as an outcome of the introduction of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) system and its elimination of pre-shipment inspections in 2011, the time and number of documents required for importing and exporting, the time required for document processing, as well as export costs per container, have all been reduced.

Logistics Performance Index (LPI): Country Comparison
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: Source: World Bank, 2014

Logistics Performance Index – Evolution
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: Source: World Bank, 2014