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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
To promote the agricultural production, in particular to promote the plantation, preservation, and rehabitation of the natural forest in local areas; and to promote the protection of non-agricultural forestry products, and to introduce the technical guideline on sustainable harvest of such such resources Department of Customs issued the notification to request for the certification of origin or sources from agricultural sectors in order to obtain the preferential treatment or be exempted from export duty...Read
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued an agreement to announce the implementation of the Product Specific Rules under ASEAN-China Agreement on Trade in Goods, which was transferred from the AHTN 2007 tariff nomenclature to AHTN 2012 with 526 products and will be effective on 1st July 2014...Read
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
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
Savannakhet and Kuangchi provinces had organized Second Meeting for provincial authorities on Preparation to Single Window Inspection, Single Stop Inspection at Savan-Laobao International Border Checkpoint (Lao PDR-Vietnam Border). Both sides agreed on Memorandum of Laos-Vietnam Special Committee that was co-signed on 25th June 2014 in order to install internet system for the immigration office and other facilities to ensure that it would be ready to launch in January 2015. ...Read