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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 right menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic.    
 

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MoIC issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX to clarify the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX
MoIC issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX to clarify the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX

Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 17 June 2016 to verify point 04 of the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 13 June 2016. The key objective of the additional instruction is to strengthen the management and inspection of timber exploitation, timber movement and timber business. The additional instruction no. 1103/MoIC.DIMEX is address to Departments of Industry and Commerce in provinces and Vientiane Capital. It clarifies point no.4 of the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX regarding the cease of issuing any export license and transit permit of all type of timbers including wooden products that has been required no export license since the end of 2011....Read

MoIC issued an Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX to supplement the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM
MoIC issued an Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX to supplement the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM

Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) issued an Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 13 June 2016 to supplement the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM, dated 13 May 2016 on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business....Read

MoF issued an Instruction on the Appeal and Settling Appeal
MoF issued an Instruction on the Appeal and Settling Appeal

Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued an Instruction on the Appeal and Settling Appeal No. 1639/MoF, dated 31 May 2016 to advise principles, rules and procedures to process on the appeal and settling appeal of decision of the customs authority regarding customs value, code and origin of products which customs declarer considers injustice. ...Read

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The People’s Republic of China notifies the requirement to use the Certificate for the Export of Food
The People’s Republic of China notifies the requirement to use the Certificate for the Export of Food

Started from 20 April 2016, the export of food into the Republic of China is requiring the Certificate for the Export of Food from Lao PDR’s authority and it needs to be approved from the Department of Phytosanitary of the People’s Republic of China. The People’s Republic of China will not allow the export of food without a full set of required documents....Read


MoIC organized the Workshop on the Dissemination, Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business
MoIC organized the Workshop on the Dissemination, Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business

In the afternoon of Friday 17 June 2016, the Workshop on the Dissemination, Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business dated 13 May 2016 was organized at Ministry of Industry and Commerce and was chaired by H.E Mr. Somdee Duangdee, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. More than 100 participants of this workshop are ministers, vice ministers, Director-Generals, Deputy Director-Generals from Prime Minister’s Office, State Inspection Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Director-Generals and Deputy Director-Generals of Provincial and Vientiane Capital Departments of Industry and Commerce, National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lao Wooden Products Association, Lao Furniture Association, and enterprises of the associations and wooden industries nationwide. ...Read


MoIC organized the Dissemination Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures(NTM) and Regulations on Import and Export
MoIC organized the Dissemination Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures(NTM) and Regulations on Import and Export

On 16 June 2016, at Conference Hall of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), the Department of Import and Export of the Ministry had organized “the Dissemination Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures(NTM) and Regulations on Import and Export” which was chaired by H. E. Mme. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Industry and Commerce. There were more than 110 participants from departments of the Ministry, and the Provincials and Vientiane Capital Department of Industry and Commerce nationwide attended the meeting....Read


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