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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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Latest Announcements

Announcement on the issue of the Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CO)
Announcement on the issue of the Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CO)

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

Announcement for the use of the revised application for import and export license
Announcement for the use of the revised application for import and export license

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

The implementation of preferential tariff for the import-export of goods between Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The implementation of preferential tariff for the import-export of goods between Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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

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Latest News


Republic of China signed an agreement to provide assistance to Lao PDR in improving animal products quality
Republic of China signed an agreement to provide assistance to Lao PDR in improving animal products quality

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 focuses to be a logistic hub in the region
Lao PDR focuses to be a logistic hub in the region

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


TFS organized “Meeting to review coordination mechanism in 2015 and Plan for 2016 between LTP Focal Point and the LTP Management Team”
TFS organized “Meeting to review coordination mechanism in 2015 and Plan for 2016 between LTP Focal Point and the LTP Management Team”

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


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