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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 top menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic.    
 

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Click here to view a movie that explains the benefits of the Lao PDR Trade Portal and gives a brief outline of its features.


If you have problems accessing this website in future please try: http://laotradeportal.com or http://laotradeportal.org

 


Latest Announcements

Vietnam will temporarily ceased importation and re-exportation of logs and  semi processed wood from natural forest of Laos and Cambodia
Vietnam will temporarily ceased importation and re-exportation of logs and semi processed wood from natural forest of Laos and Cambodia

Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam had issued Notice on Temporarily Ceased Importing and Re-Exportation of Logs and Semi Processed Wood from Natural Forest of Lao PDR and Kingdom of Cambodia, Ref. No. 37/2014/TT-BCT, dated 24th October 2014 and will be effective on 8th December 2014....Read

Starting from 1st November 2014, International Friendship Bridge will collect administrative fee for parking service
Starting from 1st November 2014, International Friendship Bridge will collect administrative fee for parking service

According to Vientiane Development plan, International Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane-Nongkai) had issued Notification No. 006/ດຂມ1, dated 20th October 2014 on Administrative and Service Fee Collection for Trucks entering Parking lot at International Friendship Bridge I....Read

The Ministry of Finance is implementing the inspection measure on collecting revenue from import goods absolutely.
The Ministry of Finance is implementing the inspection measure on collecting revenue from import goods absolutely.

Ministry of Finance issued an order on revenue collection restriction at the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year in the area of custom section No. 2667/MOF, dated 22 August 2014 as an effort to get as much revenue as possible from the custom section in order to be able to provide enough budget to the National Development at present. The order is effective since 22 Aug 2014 until there is a change. ...Read

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Latest News


Political support for Customs modernization and the Revised Kyoto Convention in Laos
Political support for Customs modernization and the Revised Kyoto Convention in Laos

On 6th-7th November 2014, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of World Customs Organization had visited Lao PDR for Customs Modernization and to support Lao PDR accession in Revised Kyoto Convention of the World Customs Organization. In this regard, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya made a commitment to continue providing support and guidance to Lao Customs....Read


The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO
The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO

On 20th –21st at Donchan Palace Hotel, Vientiane Capital, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR had organized The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO. There were delegations from 10 ASEAN Member States and representatives from ASEAN Secretariat joined the meeting to follow up the decisions of the previous meeting in order to adjust regulations on ATIGA Rules of Origin in order to facilitate implementations in practice to ASEAN Member States....Read


ASEAN and EU had organized consultation meeting to assure legally use of timber and timber products.
ASEAN and EU had organized consultation meeting to assure legally use of timber and timber products.

In order to sustain forestry, ASEAN Secretariat, representatives from relevance line agencies and Forestry Law enforcement, EU Administrative and Trade on Timber (EU FLEGT Facility) had organized training on “4th Sub-Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance”, on 22th – 24th October 2014 at Donchan Palace Hotel, Vientiane Capital....Read


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