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To promote the agricultural production, in particular to promote the plantation, preservation, and rehabitation of the natural forest in local areas; and to promote the protection of non-agricultural forestry products, and to introduce the technical guideline on sustainable harvest of such such resources Department of Customs issued the notification to request for the certification of origin or sources from agricultural sectors in order to obtain the preferential treatment or be exempted from export duty...Read
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued an agreement to announce the implementation of the Product Specific Rules under ASEAN-China Agreement on Trade in Goods, which was transferred from the AHTN 2007 tariff nomenclature to AHTN 2012 with 526 products and will be effective on 1st July 2014...Read
In order to inform business sectors and tax officers in the provinces and the capital and also for accurate notification of the implementation of procedures on VAT reimbursement for goods exported abroad, the Department of Taxation, Ministry of Finance has issued a notification on VAT reimbursement request for exporting companies , No 4337/MOF.DOT, dated 08 May 2014 ...Read
On 15 July 2014, at Mercure Hotel in Vientiane capital; Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, as the office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat organized the dissemination workshop on “Trade facilitation Agreement under the WTO”. The meeting presents some key contents of the agreement and the result of the WTO Trade facilitation self-assessment of the needs for Lao PDR to the meeting in order to create a discussion forum among participants. The meeting was attended by 90 participants from trade related sectors from the central level both public and private sector and local level authorities from industry and commerce department and customs...Read
On 25 June 2014, Lao PDR officially opened a new international border checkpoint in Samouy district, Salavan province. This international border checkpoint connects Salvan province of Lao PDR and Quang Tri province of Vietnam. The opening of this international border checkpoint is a good opportunity for Salavan province in terms of social economic development, in the area trade with Vietnam, especially the trade with Quang Tri province...Read
To facilitate the trade between country in Lao PDR, in particular for the trade between the Lao PDR and Thailand, the government of the Lao PDR upgraded the local check point Phoudou in Paklai district, Xayyabouly province to be a new international border check point to be able to handle an increasing number of import and export goods and the transit of goods through Lao PDR after almost 100% completion of the border check point building and the road from Paklai to Phoudou...Read