USA: The number of documents required for exporting activity: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 2005 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 2 documents with a minumum of 2 documents in 2005 and a maximum of 2 documents in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The total number of documents required per shipment to export goods, including documents required by government ministries, customs authorities, port and container terminal authorities, health and technical control agencies, and banks. Also: all documents required by banks for the issuance or securing of a letter of credit. Documents that are renewed annually and/or that do not require renewal per shipment are not included.