The GON also specifically prohibits the importation of some goods, such as cement, and, effectiverefined sugar to foster domestic production. The NCA requires oil and gas production and service companies to use local resources for the delivery of some goods and services currently sourced from outside the country. Many local companies established to respond to the greater demand for local goods and services provided for by the NCA have suffered due to lack of new contracts caused by the delayed passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill PIB.
Methodology[ edit ] The report is above all, a benchmark study of regulation. The survey consists of a questionnaire designed by the Doing Business team with the assistance of academic advisers.
The questionnaire centers on a simple business case that ensures comparability across economies and over time. The survey also bases assumptions on the legal form of the business, size, location, and nature of its operations. The next step of gathering data surveys of over 12, expert contributors lawyers, accountants etc.
These individuals interact with the Doing Business team in conference calls, written correspondence and visits by the global team. For the report, team members visited 34 economies to verify data and to recruit respondents.
Data from the survey is subjected to several rounds of verification. The surveys are not a statistical sample, and the results are interpreted and cross-checked for consistency before being included in the report. Results are also validated with the relevant government before publication.
Respondents fill out written surveys and provide references to the relevant laws, regulations and fees, based on standardized case scenarios with specific assumptions, such as the business being located in the largest business city of the economy.
Distance to frontier - Shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies included since each indicator was included in Doing Business Entrepreneurship - Measures entrepreneurial activity.
The data is collected directly from company registrars on the number of newly registered firms over the past seven years Good practices - Provide insights into how governments have improved the regulatory environment in the past in the areas measured by Doing Business Transparency in business regulation - Data on the accessibility of regulatory information measures how easy it is to access fee schedules for 4 regulatory processes in the largest business city of an economy For example, according to the Doing Business DB report, Canada ranked third on the first subindex "Starting a business" behind only New Zealand and Australia.
In Canada there is 1 procedure required to start a business which takes on average 5 days to complete. The official cost is 0.
There is no minimum capital requirement. By contrast, in Chad which ranked among the worst st out of on this same subindex, there are 9 procedures required to start a business taking 62 days to complete. A minimum capital investment of While fewer and simpler regulations often imply higher rankings, this is not always the case.
Protecting the rights of creditors and investors, as well as establishing or upgrading property and credit registries, may mean that more regulation is needed.
In most indicators, the case study refers to a small domestically-owned manufacturing company - hence the direct relevance of the indicators to foreign investors and large companies is limited.
DB uses a simple averaging approach for weighting sub-indicators and calculating rankings. A detailed explanation of every indicator can be found through the DB website, and a.
Some caveats regarding the rankings and main information presented have to be considered by every user of the report. Doing Business does not measure all aspects of the business environment that matter to firm or investors, such as the macroeconomic conditions, or the level of employment, corruption, stability or povertyin every country.
Doing Business does not consider the strengths and weakness neither of the global financial systemnor the financial system of every country. It also doesn't consider the state of the finances of the government of every country. Doing Business does not cover all the regulation, or all the regulatory requirements.
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