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The Global Enabling Trade Report was first published in 2008 by the World Economic Forum. [1]

The 2008 report covers 118 major and emerging economies. At the core of the report is the Enabling Trade Index which ranks the countries using data from different sources (e.g. World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey, International Trade Centre, World Bank, UNCTAD, IATA, ITU, Global Express Association).

The Enabling Trade Index measures the factors, policies and services that facilitate the trade in goods across borders and to destination. It is made up of four sub-indexes:

  • 1. market access
  • 2. border administration
  • 3. transport and communications infrastructure
  • 4. business environment

Each of these subindexes contains two to three pillars that assess different aspects of a country’s trade environment.

2008 Rankings

Top 20 Countries:[2]

  1. Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 6.04
  2.  Singapore 5.71
  3.  Sweden 5.66
  4.  Norway 5.65
  5.  Canada 5.62
  6.  Denmark 5.62
  7.  Finland 5.61
  8.  Germany 5.58
  9.  Switzerland 5.58
  10.  New Zealand 5.52
  1.  Netherlands 5.51
  2.  Luxembourg 5.50
  3.  Japan 5.43
  4.  United States 5.42
  5. Flag of Austria.svg Austria 5.42
  6.  United Kingdom 5.30
  7.  Australia 5.22
  8.  Belgium 5.21
  9.  France 5.20
  10.  Ireland 5.19

References

  1. ^ Professor Robert Z. Lawrence, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, World Economic Forum, Editors (2008). "Global Enabling Trade Report 2008". World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. http://www.weforum.org/en/initiatives/gcp/GlobalEnablingTradeReport/index.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  
  2. ^ World Economic Forum. "Rankings: Global Enabling Trade Report 2008". http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GETR08/index_rankings.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  

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