In the context of facilitating pertinent reform measures to foster ease of doing business, BRIEF has undertaken a study of the various procedures and agencies involved in the supply chain for export and import through the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra. The study, commissioned by The Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), involves an analytical assessment – on a monthly basis – of the time taken at various intervention points, tracking the journey of containers through the terminals, Container Freight Stations (CFS), Inland Container Depots (ICD), etc. with special focus on border compliance (customs clearance and inspections, port handling and allied agencies), documentary compliance as well as other intervention areas such as time taken at the port gate and parking lots. The study aims at tracking the import/export supply chain at the JNP, Chennai port and APSEZ Mundra through the identification of all the procedures, agencies and stakeholders, including all formats of port entry and delivery such as Direct Port Delivery (DPD), Direct Port Entry (DPE), CFS facilitated, factory stuffed and ICD facilitated through rail.