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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union, No. 0419/MoAF, dated 13th March 2015 to Head of Provincial-Capital Agricultural and Forestry Division, and relevant sectors in nationwide....Read
Socialist Republic of Vietnam will enforce International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures of International Plant Protection Convention (ISPMs-IPPC) on 1 May 2015 on administration, inspection, and phytosanitary certificate for plants and plant products exporting to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam....Read
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare issued a Notification on the Amendment of the Minimum Wage for workers in Lao PDR is 900,000 Kips/person/month, which will be officially effective on 1/4/2015....Read
On 3rd April 2015 at Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) had organized a consultation meeting on the Draft of Trade Border Agreement between Lao PDR’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade under co-chairpersons Ms. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Laos’ MoIC and Mr. Nguyen Cam Tu, Deputy Minister of Vietnam’s MoIT, together with Director Generals and representatives from relevant agencies of both countries....Read
On 30th March – 2 April 2015, at Lao Plaza Hotel, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with the World Bank had organized technical training on “ NTM Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis” under multi-donor trust fund of the Trade Development Facilitation II (TDF II). The participants of this training include government officers working on Non-Tariffs Measures (NTMs) from six ASEAN countries: Lao PDR, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Malaysia, and Republic of Indonesia whose are countries reviewing NTMs....Read
On 30th March 2015, Myanmar Trade Repository Team led by Trade Department, Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC) had visited and interchanged experiences on creating and implementing the Lao PDR Trade Portal. On this occasion, Ms. Khemmani Pholsena, Lao PDR’s Minister of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) granting source code of Lao Trade Portal to Myanmar’s MoC....Read