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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.    
 

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

Ministry of Public Health had issued Ministerial Guidance on authorizing the importation of chemicals and materials those are not subject to Public Health
Ministry of Public Health had issued Ministerial Guidance on authorizing the importation of chemicals and materials those are not subject to Public Health

According to the Ministerial Guidance of the Minister of Public Health dated 8th December 2014 had informed that starting from 2015 onward, the authorization of importing chemicals and materials those are not subject to public health will not require to request for comment from the Ministry of Public Health but will be Ministry of Industry of Commerce or related agencies to authorize instead....Read

Argentine will utilize health certificate form for importation of animal commodities
Argentine will utilize health certificate form for importation of animal commodities

According to official letter from the Embassy of Argentine Republic in Bangkok, ref. No. 30/2014, dated 17th November 2014 to the Embassy of the Lao PDR in Bangkok, had informed that the health certificate form will be required for importation of animal commodities to Argentine, start from 1st May 2015...Read

Ministry of Industry and Commerce had revised Instruction on Certificate of Origin that receive preferences
Ministry of Industry and Commerce had revised Instruction on Certificate of Origin that receive preferences

Ministry of Industry and Commerce had revised Instruction on Certificate of Origin that receive the preferences, No. 2225/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 5th December 2014 to replace the Instruction No. 2386/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 23rd December 2013....Read

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Dissemination Workshop on “Rules of Origin and collecting statistic on issuing Certificate of Origin of Lao PDR”
Dissemination Workshop on “Rules of Origin and collecting statistic on issuing Certificate of Origin of Lao PDR”

On 17th – 18th December 2014, at Lao Sam Phan, Xiengkhuang Province. Department of Import and Export (DIMEX), Ministry of Industry and Commerce had organized a dissemination workshop on Rules of Origin and collecting statistic on issuing Certificate of origin of Lao PDR by honorable chairperson Mr. Xaythideth Inthasone, Deputy Director General of DIMEX. There was participants from Provincial and Capital of Industry and Commerce Department, National and Provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Customs representative zone 2 (Huaphanh and Xiengkhuang Province), Customs representatives zone 5 (Capital and Vientiane province) and related sectors in Xiengkhuang province participated in totally 52 participants....Read


The First Workshop Review on Analyzing Non-Tariff Measures 2014-2015
The First Workshop Review on Analyzing Non-Tariff Measures 2014-2015

On 22nd -24th December 2014, the Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce has organized “The First Workshop review on Analyzing Non-Tariff Measures 2014-2015” at Vansana Hotel, Vangvieng District, Vientiane Province, under honorable chairperson Ms. Bansati Thepphavong, Director General, Department of Import and Export. There was 35 focal points joined in this workshop....Read


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


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