Lao

 

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.    
 

By registering as a Member you will be able to subscribe to additional services like subscriptions to newsletters, alerts for announcements or new information relevant to your business and more.  Click here to learn more about Member Services and how to subscribe.


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

Customs Department issued a notification on export control of non-agricultural forestry product
Customs Department issued a notification on export control of non-agricultural forestry product

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

An agreement to implement the Product Specific Rules under ASEAN-China agreement on trade in goods
An agreement to implement the Product Specific Rules under ASEAN-China agreement on trade in goods

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

Notification on VAT reimbursement request for companies that export abroad
Notification on VAT reimbursement request for companies that export abroad

In order to inform business sectors and tax officers in the provinces and the capital and also for accurate notification of the implementation of procedures on VAT reimbursement for goods exported abroad, the Department of Taxation, Ministry of Finance has issued a notification on VAT reimbursement request for exporting companies , No 4337/MOF.DOT, dated 08 May 2014 ...Read

More >>

Latest News


Workshop on “Results of NTMs’ data collection and classification”
Workshop on “Results of NTMs’ data collection and classification”

The Office of Trade Facilitation Secretariate organized a workshop on “Results of NTMs data collection and classification” on 25 July 2014 at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital. The workshop was attended by 45 participants from various sectors whoes works related to trade facilitation....Read


The dissemination workshop on the work related to import and export to provincial authorities in the Sentral and Southern part of Lao PDR.
The dissemination workshop on the work related to import and export to provincial authorities in the Sentral and Southern part of Lao PDR.

The dissemination workshop on the works related to import and export to provincial authorities in the Central and Southern part of Lao PDR was held in Champasak Province on 22 Jul 2014 by the Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The purpose of the workshop is to disseminate Rule of Origin and the implementation of ASEAN self Certification phase II. In addition, the workshop also reviewed tasks related to import and export and ways to calculate fee charge on wood for the fiscal year 2013/2014 which was approved by the government of Lao PDR....Read


Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce organized a workshop on: “how to certify rule of origin for preferential goods of Lao PDR”.
Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce organized a workshop on: “how to certify rule of origin for preferential goods of Lao PDR”.

On 10-11 Jul 2014, Department of Import and Export organised a workshop on “how to certify rule of origin for preferential goods of Lao PDR” at Mercure Hotel Vientiane Capital. The training was chaired by Ms. Banesaty Thephavong, Director General of Department of Import and Export. The workshop was a attended by 47 participants from both public and private sectors form both central and local level....Read


Latest Articles