France

2023 Trade facilitation score of 79.57%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 77.78%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

2021 Trade facilitation score of 79.57%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 77.78%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

2019 Trade facilitation score of 74.19%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 70.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 70.37%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

2017 Trade facilitation score of 72.04%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

2015 Trade facilitation score of 67.74%
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 62.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 88.89%; Paperless Trade: 59.26%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Measure Survey 2015 Survey 2017 Survey 2019 Survey 2021 Survey 2023 Change**

Transparency

Publication of existing import-export regulations on the internet Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Stakeholders` consultation on new draft regulations (prior to their finalization) Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Advance publication/notification of new trade-related regulations before their implementation* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Advance ruling on tariff classification and origin of imported goods* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Independent appeal mechanism Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented

Formalities

Risk management Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Pre-arrival processing Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Post-clearance audits* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Separation of Release from final determination of customs duties, taxes, fees and charges Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Establishment and publication of average release times Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
TF measures for authorized operators* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Expedited shipments Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Acceptance of copies of original supporting documents required for import, export or transit formalities* Do not know Do not know Do not know Not implemented Not implemented

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar body* Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
National legislative framework and/or institutional arrangements for border agencies cooperation* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Government agencies delegating border controls to Customs authorities* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Alignment of working days and hours with neighbouring countries at border crossings Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Alignment of formalities and procedures with neighbouring countries at border crossings Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented

Paperless Trade

Automated Customs System* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Internet connection available to Customs and other trade control agencies* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Electronic Single Window System Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Electronic submission of Customs declarations Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Electronic application and issuance of import and export permit* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Electronic Submission of Sea Cargo Manifests Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Electronic Submission of Air Cargo Manifests Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Electronic application and issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin Planning stage Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
E-Payment of Customs Duties and Fees Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Electronic Application for Customs Refunds Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Laws and regulations for electronic transactions Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Recognised certification authority Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Electronic exchange of Customs Declaration* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Electronic exchange of Certificate of Origin Do not know Do not know Do not know Do not know Do not know
Electronic exchange of Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Certificate Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Paperless collection of payment from a documentary letter of credit* Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented

Transit Facilitation

Transit facilitation agreement(s)* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Limit the physical inspections of transit goods and use risk assessment* Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Supporting pre-arrival processing for transit facilitation Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented Partially implemented
Cooperation between agencies of countries involved in transit Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Trade-related information measures for SMEs* Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
SMEs in AEO scheme* Not available Do not know Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
SMEs access Single Window* Not available Do not know Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
SMEs in National Trade Facilitation Committee* Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know Do not know
Other special measures for SMEs Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Testing and laboratory facilities available to meet SPS of main trading partners* Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
National standards and accreditation bodies to facilitate compliance with SPS* Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know Do not know
Electronic application and issuance of SPS certificates* Not available Do not know Partially implemented Fully implemented Fully implemented
Special treatment for perishable goods Not available Not available Do not know Partially implemented Partially implemented

Women in Trade Facilitation

TF policy/strategy to increase women’s participation in trade* Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know Do not know
TF measures to benefit women involved in trade* Not available Do not know Do not know Partially implemented Partially implemented
Women membership in the National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar bodies* Not available Not available Not implemented Not implemented Not implemented

Trade Finance Facilitation

Single window facilitates traders access to finance* Not available Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know
Authorities engaged in blockchain-based supply chain project covering trade finance* Not available Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know
Variety of trade finance services available Not available Not available Do not know Do not know Do not know

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis

Agency in place to manage TF in times of crises and emergencies Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
Online publication of emergency TF measures Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented
Coordination between countries on emergency TF measures Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented
Additional trade facilitation measures to facilitate trade in times of emergencies Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented Partially implemented
Plan in place to facilitate trade during future crises Not available Not available Not available Fully implemented Fully implemented

Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce

TF measures for cross-border e-commerce* Not available Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented

Trade Facilitation and Wildlife Protection

Electronic application, issuance and exchange of eCITES* Not available Not available Not available Not available Partially implemented
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Trade facilitation score of 79.57% (2023)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 77.78%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Transparency

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Do not know
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Do not know
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation

Do not know
Partially implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation

Do not know
Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce

Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation and Wildlife Protection

Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 79.57% (2021)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 83.33%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 77.78%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Transparency

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Do not know
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Fully implemented
Do not know
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation

Do not know
Partially implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation

Do not know
Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 74.19% (2019)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 70.83%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 70.37%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Transparency

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Do not know
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation

Do not know
Do not know
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Finance Facilitation

Do not know
Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 72.04% (2017)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 100%; Paperless Trade: 66.67%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Transparency

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Fully implemented
Do not know
Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Partially implemented
Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Women in Trade Facilitation

Do not know
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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Major
Ladder

Trade facilitation score of 67.74% (2015)
Transparency: 93.33%; Formalities: 62.5%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 88.89%; Paperless Trade: 59.26%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 55.56%.

Transparency

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Do not know
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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