About the TFIs
To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, the OECD has developed a set of Trade Facilitation Indicators (TFIs) that identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed. Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.
The OECD TFIs also allow countries to identify their strengths and weaknesses in trade facilitation. They measure the actual extent to which countries have introduced and implemented trade facilitation measures in absolute terms, but also their performance relative to others, using a series of quantitative measures on key areas of the border process.
The TFIs take values from 0 to 2, where 2 designates the best performance that can be achieved. They are calculated on the basis of information in the TFIs database.