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Easy Street

Some countries are easier to deal with than others.
June 1, 2007
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/178526

Congratulations! You've determined that your product can be sold abroad. But how do you find the best country in which to do business?

Start with the World Bank Group's Doing Business 2007: How to Reform, which ranks 175 nations based on the ease of doing business in each. The index averages the percentile rankings of 10 equally weighted topics:

Accordingly, the top 10 foreign countries for ease of doing business are:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canada
  4. Hong Kong
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Denmark
  7. Australia
  8. Norway
  9. Ireland
  10. Japan

For more information, visit www.doingbusiness.org/economyrankings. Click on the column headers to sort the data by topic.

Laurel Delaney runs GlobeTrade.com and LaurelDelaney.com, Chicago-based firms that specialize in international entrepreneurship.