Trade between countries is not a simple thing. And it does not depend on anyone thing there may be many things involved. One thing that everyone is aware of is the documentation process and then their clearance. We know that if the right person is chosen for the job the process will go on easily.
When coming to trade and Cargo from the UK to India such similar things do happen but as India has advanced in many areas of the trade so the time taken is different from before. It has reduced due to technology advancement but there are still areas where doing business is difficult and duration for goods to reach the destination is still long.
But will this person make the time consumption less? The documents do matter but these are not the only reason. But here we are going to see the document factor as it has diversity in it. Documentation number increases or decreases due to the difference in the status of the country and its area.
It was interesting to explore how the area of a country affect time duration. When a country is diverse like India that has many cultures and far areas, the documentation is first needed to enter the boundaries of the country and then the separate states. These have their separate regulations to obey and accordingly the documentation.
Now what happens is that as the number of documents increases so does the time taken to make them and then get through the authorities. The one point system is for such countries and it helps a lot in getting things done in less time. But where this system is not applicable processes are lengthy.
Another important aspect to consider is how the government of importing or the exporting country is made. For example, the number of or type of documents a government asks for while taking in a Trade Consignment is very important. Over her also the size of a country matters.
The more underdeveloped a country is or smaller a country is there are more concerns and the bigger plus developed a country is lesser worries are there. So every factor depends on another one and the whole process is interlinked and complicated as well. But some small things when simplified make a difference for the whole process.
The more a country is developed fewer documents are required. But this does not mean that they are not concerned with the product quality or security. The reason is that there are more developed ways to get trade goods across the border. The more there is manual documentation more time is taken to go through them.
Digital records are handier and once fed with information it can be retained at any time and things are sorted. But these are reliable in certain conditions. As nothing is perfect these machines can also err. Still, it is a more reliable system to follow.