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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

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

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Dissemination Workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement under the WTO
Dissemination Workshop on Trade Facilitation Agreement under the WTO

On 15 July 2014, at Mercure Hotel in Vientiane capital; Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, as the office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat organized the dissemination workshop on “Trade facilitation Agreement under the WTO”. The meeting presents some key contents of the agreement and the result of the WTO Trade facilitation self-assessment of the needs for Lao PDR to the meeting in order to create a discussion forum among participants. The meeting was attended by 90 participants from trade related sectors from the central level both public and private sector and local level authorities from industry and commerce department and customs...Read


Lao PDR opened its 24th international border checkpoint which located in Salavan province and connects to Quang Tri province
Lao PDR opened its 24th international border checkpoint which located in Salavan province and connects to Quang Tri province

On 25 June 2014, Lao PDR officially opened a new international border checkpoint in Samouy district, Salavan province. This international border checkpoint connects Salvan province of Lao PDR and Quang Tri province of Vietnam. The opening of this international border checkpoint is a good opportunity for Salavan province in terms of social economic development, in the area trade with Vietnam, especially the trade with Quang Tri province...Read


Lao PDR is going to have the 25th international border check point after the Phoudou border check point in Paklai dostrict, Xayyabouly province was upgraded recently
Lao PDR is going to have the 25th international border check point after the Phoudou border check point in Paklai dostrict, Xayyabouly province was upgraded recently

To facilitate the trade between country in Lao PDR, in particular for the trade between the Lao PDR and Thailand, the government of the Lao PDR upgraded the local check point Phoudou in Paklai district, Xayyabouly province to be a new international border check point to be able to handle an increasing number of import and export goods and the transit of goods through Lao PDR after almost 100% completion of the border check point building and the road from Paklai to Phoudou...Read


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