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Chad
2009 rank: #175
2009 rank: #176

Trading across borders from Chad is a fraught challenge: Importing goods often takes more than three months and costs in excess of $6,000 per container, and exports are barely cheaper, averaging more than $5,000 per container. Construction is also pricey, with permit costs of more than $5,000 vastly exceeding Chad's per-capita gross national income of $540.

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Source: All data comes from "Doing Business 2009," a publication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Detailed methodological information is available at www.doingbusiness.org.
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