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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a Decision on the issue of Electronic Certificate of Origin No. 0369/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 26 February 2016 by using online system in requesting and issuing Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CO) and is planning to expand the use e-CO nationwide in the near future....Read
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a Notification on the usage of revised application for import and export license No. 0472/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 10 March 2016. It aims to uniform the use of the applications nationwide. The new application is valid from 1 April 2016....Read
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a notification No. 0290/MoIC.FTPD.BD, dated 01 February 2016 on the implementation of preferential tariff between Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This preference grants tariff exemption for the import-export of some product categories, and is to be implemented from 2016....Read
On 22 March 2015, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR and Ministry of Commerce of Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the management of transboundary animal disease control in Lao PDR by providing a financial assistance for US$6 million (over 48 billion kip) to prevent and control passage of animal disease across borders and contribute to the development strategy for the production of foodstuff and food security in Laos....Read
Lao PDR plans to turn itself from a landlocked to a land-link country in the region by linking transportation and logistics with neighboring countries. Currently, Lao PDR has signed bilateral and multilateral agreements with almost all countries in the region. The development plan will be focusing on the improvement of infrastructures especially roads, bridges, seaports and so on in order to facilitate the transit of goods ensuring that goods could be reached the destination on time and incurred reasonable costs....Read
Lao PDR Trade Portal Management Team (LTP) represents Office of the Trade Facilitation Secretariat (TFS), Department of Import and Export organized a Meeting to review coordination mechanism in 2015 and Plan for 2016 between LTP Focal Point and the LTP Management Team on 2-3 March 2016, at Mercure Hotel, Vientiane Capital. The meeting was chaired by Mme. Banesaty Thephavong, Director General, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Total number of 65 participants to this meeting are LTP focal points from 28 sectors....Read