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Welcome to the Lao PDR Trade Portal

This website will help traders find all the information they require to import goods into Laos and export goods from Laos.
 
Click on the links on this page to look at information about all the Ministries involved in the import/export process, the regulatory requirements specific to each commodity, the relevant laws and regulations and other useful information.
 
The Guide to Import-Export, on the top menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic.    
 

By registering as a Member you will be able to subscribe to additional services like subscriptions to newsletters, alerts for announcements or new information relevant to your business and more.  Click here to learn more about Member Services and how to subscribe.


Click here to view a movie that explains the benefits of the Lao PDR Trade Portal and gives a brief outline of its features.


If you have problems accessing this website in future please try: http://laotradeportal.com or http://laotradeportal.org

 


Latest Announcements

Decision on authorization to provinces and the capital for making decisions on the licensing of exportation of plantation timber for round wood (logs) and sawed wood (processed)
Decision on authorization to provinces and the capital for making decisions on the licensing of exportation of plantation timber for round wood (logs) and sawed wood (processed)

The Prime Minister has issued a decision on the authorization to provinces and the capital for making decisions on the licensing of exportation of plantation timber for round wood (logs) and sawed wood (processed) in order to comply with government policy on plantation timber for export and facilitate business entrepreneurs by reducing unnecessary procedures for exporting planted timber. ...Read

Article 19 on the Rates of Value Added Tax has been amended and officially promulgated
Article 19 on the Rates of Value Added Tax has been amended and officially promulgated

The President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has issued Decree No. 081/PO, dated 3 February, 2014 on the promulgation of Article 19 (amended) to replace Article 19 (old) of the Law on Value Added Tax No. 04/NA, dated 26 December, 2006. ...Read

National Standard Agency has amended the National Standard and endorsed officially
National Standard Agency has amended the National Standard and endorsed officially

Department of Standardization and Metrology, Ministry of Science and Technology on behalf of the National Standard Agency has completed the improvement and endorsed the National Standard List officially. ...Read

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The Kingdom of Lesotho has officially launched the Lesotho Trade Portal with the support of the World Bank and by using the source code of the Lao PDR Trade Portal
The Kingdom of Lesotho has officially launched the Lesotho Trade Portal with the support of the World Bank and by using the source code of the Lao PDR Trade Portal

Lesotho has officially launched its own Trade Portal on 26 March 2014. The Lesotho Trade Portal was developed with the source code of the Lao PDR Trade Portal after an agreement was made through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Kingdom of Lesotho....Read


The import and distribution of fuel will be administered electronically
The import and distribution of fuel will be administered electronically

Lao PDR will initiate setting up of monitoring and administrating the import and distribution of fuel by using an advanced automation system after Government has given permission for a concession to the Bouathiplao Company Limited for setting up the system at every border throughout the country. The company has given a commitment to complete the system within 10 months. The project is worth 15 million USD....Read


Improve skill to export to Japan
Improve skill to export to Japan

Japan is a developed country that has high demand for agricultural products from Asian countries, also from least developed country like Lao PDR, because they have organic agriculture products and raw materials with great potential, but the obstacle for domestic entrepreneurs is lack of specialization on international trade regulations including the various procedures that will facilitate the export. ...Read


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