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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues an Order on the monitoring, inspection, and interception for the import, movement, and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen), and animal products No. 0874/MOIC.DTD, dated 02 June 2017. The objective is to protect domestic pig production and pork supply, and to prevent the import of infected animal products into Lao PDR.
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Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Start from 8th May 2017, the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories will only requires one procedure at Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce without requesting for import license from Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce like before.
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Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended)
Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended)
Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended) No. 08/NA dated 11 November 2016 becomes effective on 12th April 2017 after being published on Lao Official Gazette on 27th March 2017. This law replaces the old version of Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters. The Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended) consist of 13 parts and 120 articles. There are changes in 71 articles and additional 46 articles in comparison to the old version.
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Consultation meeting between public sector and private sector on selecting NTMs (Standardization and Metrology Sector)
Consultation meeting between public sector and private sector on selecting NTMs (Standardization and Metrology Sector)
Department of Import and Export as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat and Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) had organized a consultation meeting between public sector and private sector on selecting products or measures to conduct Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in standardization and metrology sector on 15th June 2017 in Vientiane Capital. There were 35 representatives from public sector and private sector of petroleum import and export joined this meeting.
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce notifies vehicle import companies to check conditions for the import of vehicles for distribution in Lao PDR
Ministry of Industry and Commerce notifies vehicle import companies to check conditions for the import of vehicles for distribution in Lao PDR
Ministry of Industry and Commerce notifies vehicles import for distribution companies in Lao PDR to submit their intention of continuous or cease their import of vehicles for 2017 to Department of Import and Export on 12th June to 14th July 2017.
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Consultation meeting on the implementation of trade facilitation
Consultation meeting on the implementation of trade facilitation
Department of Import and Export as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat had organized a consultation meeting between public sector and private sector on the implementation of trade facilitation on 14th June 2017 at Lao Plaza, Vientiane Capital. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Khemdeth Sihavong, Deputy Director General of Department of Import and Export. The objective of this meeting is to discuss about perspectives of relevant public sector and private sector on the implementation of provisions in the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO that concluded in category B and C. In addition, the meeting also discussed about the readiness of Lao PDR to be a party of Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross Border Paperless Trade for Asia Pacific Region.
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