Laos >> Market Rating Index >> Silk 50
The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions:
  • Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e. speed, simplicity and predictability of formalities) by border control agencies, including Customs
  • Quality of trade and transport related infrastructure (e.g. ports, railroads, roads, information technology);
  • Ease of arranging competitively priced shipments;
  • Competence and quality of logistics services (e.g., transport operators, customs brokers);
  • Ability to track and trace consignments;
  • Timeliness of shipments in reaching destination within the scheduled or expected delivery time.
One of the prime factors towards choosing the right export market is its ease of doing business. The ease of doing business ranked from 1 – 189. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

The application provides ready reference of "Ease of doing business reports" for each of the select target markets on (i) starting a business (ii) dealing with construction permits (iii) Getting electricity (iv) Registering property (v) Getting credit (vi) Protecting investors (vii) Paying taxes (viii) Trading across borders (ix) Enforcing contracts and (x) Resolving insolvency. This would help a GMS exporter to analyze comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time.

Export Country Local Price International Price Ease of Doing Business LPI Rank LPI Score Custom Infrastructure International Shipment Logistic Tracking & Tracing Timeliness
Existing Exporters
France N.A N.A 34 12 3.85 3.64 3.96 3.73 3.82 3.97 4.02
Potential Importers
Japan N.A N.A 24 8 3.93 3.72 4.11 3.61 3.97 4.03 4.21
Switzerland N.A 28 16 3.8 3.88 3.98 3.46 3.71 3.83 4.01
Thailand N.A 18 38 3.18 2.96 3.08 3.21 2.98 3.18 3.63
United States N.A 4 9 3.93 3.67 4.14 3.56 3.96 4.11 4.21
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