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Bank of Lao PDR issued a new regulation on purchase-sell of foreign currencies to individuals and legal entities
Bank of Lao PDR issued a new regulation on purchase-sell of foreign currencies to individuals and legal entities
Bank of Lao PDR issued a Decision on Selling Foreign Currency to Individual and Legal Entity for International Settlement Purposes No. 1083/BOL, dated 9 December 2016 to replace Notification No. 243/BOL, dated 05 August 2013. The Decision specifies selling foreign currencies mechanism to individuals and legal entities.
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Sanitary and phytosanitary requirements under border trade agreements between Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Lao PDR
Sanitary and phytosanitary requirements under border trade agreements between Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Lao PDR
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued an “Instruction on the implementation of sanitary and phytosanitary under border trade agreement between the government of the Lao PDR and government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam” that will enable plants, plant products, animal and animal products obtained sanitary and phytosanitary certificate from relevant authorities of Lao PDR to receive tariff and tax exemption when importing into Vietnam. The instruction is implemented in 10 provinces of Lao PDR those share border with Vietnam namely: Phongsaly, Huaphanh, Xiengkhuang, Luangphabang, Bolikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravanh, Xekong, and Attapeu.
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The import of ICT equipment is required to request for license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
The import of ICT equipment is required to request for license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
The import of ICT equipment is required to obtain license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications all the time to inspect and/or certify technical standards and safety especially International Telecommunication Union standards, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association standards or national standards.
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Public and private sector consulted on issues of operating white charcoal and millet business
Public and private sector consulted on issues of operating white charcoal and millet business
White charcoal and millet business operators face many difficulties particularly overlapping fees of documentation for domestic movement of goods. This may be occurred due to regulations are not being compliantly implemented between central authority and local authority, and between local authorities. Moreover, there is a lack of specific regulation to manage these products.
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Trade Facilitation Secretariat of Lao PDR organized a meeting to review Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2011-2015 and discuss on a draft of Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2017-2020
Trade Facilitation Secretariat of Lao PDR organized a meeting to review Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2011-2015 and discuss on a draft of Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2017-2020
On 2nd March 2017, Trade Facilitation Secretariat Office organized a “Meeting Review on Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2011-2015 and Discuss on Draft of Trade Facilitation Strategic and Action Plan of Lao PDR for 2017-2020”. The meeting was participated by 45 representatives from public and private sectors.
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WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force
WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force
On 22nd February 2017, Rwanda, Oman, Chad and Jordan ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement which brings the World Trade Organization to have 113 ratified members to the agreement or over the 2/3 of all WTO members, enabling the agreement to enter into force.
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