• How often do border officials demand “facilitation payments” to move goods efficiently? Are you prepared for the repercussions of not paying (i.e., potentially severe delays)?
Telecom and transportation infrastructure:
• Does the country have an electronic system at the border, allowing shippers to declare goods in advance and speed up processing? Are those systems reliable and used consistently?
• How fast, on average, are truck or rail shipments able to move to and from key ports? What are the common delays and how costly are they?
• What special fees, licenses or other special regulations do local authorities impose on truckers that add costs or slow the movement of goods?