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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 Industry and Commerce issues Order to control tobacco retailing minimum price for 3,000 Kips per pack
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues Order to control tobacco retailing minimum price for 3,000 Kips per pack

Starting from 11th May 2015, Provincial and Capital Industry and Commerce Divisions, and Provincial Industry and Commerce Offices are require to disseminate and advice tobacco industries, markets and shops in nationwide to control tobacco retailing minimum price for 3,000 Kips per pack with tax stamp attached....Read

Notification on Pest Risk Analysis for Plants and Plant Products before exporting to Vietnam
Notification on Pest Risk Analysis for Plants and Plant Products before exporting to Vietnam

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued Notification on Pest Risk Analysis for Plants and Plant Products before exporting to Vietnam, No. 0754/PD, dated 30 April 2015 to plantation and relevant sectors in nationwide to acknowledge and implement conditions as specified by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam....Read

Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union
Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union, No. 0419/MoAF, dated 13th March 2015 to Head of Provincial-Capital Agricultural and Forestry Division, and relevant sectors in nationwide....Read

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Latest News


The 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project
The 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project

On 14th May 2015, at Landmark Hotel, Vientiane Capital, Customs Department, Ministry of Finance had organized the 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the Customs and Trade Facilitation Project; under honorable chairperson Mr. Santiphaph Phomvihan, Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Committee, Minister of Finance, President of the Project. The participants of this meeting included representatives from relevant departments, divisions, international checkpoints, JICA experts, and private sectors, World Bank representatives, Asian Development Bank representatives in Lao PDR, Customs Department Officers, and media....Read


Laos-Myanmar officially opened Friendship Bridge
Laos-Myanmar officially opened Friendship Bridge

Lao PDR and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar had officially opened the first friendship bridge on 9th May 2015 by honorable chairperson H. E. Mr. Choummaly Sayasone, President of Laos and H. E. Mr. Thein Sein, President of Myanmar. The Laos-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is the fifth bridge that links Laos with neighboring countries in which the others link with Thailand, is the national bridge constructed by technical persons and workers from only Laos and Myanmar. It is the third bridge that Lao people constructed and used national fund after the first two bridge that King Anouvong constructed in 1810 at Oumong Village to Sisiengmai, Vientiane Capital....Read


The Consultation Meeting to Review the Result of Need Assessment and Priority of Lao PDR on Trade Facilitation Agreement
The Consultation Meeting to Review the Result of Need Assessment and Priority of Lao PDR on Trade Facilitation Agreement

On 27-29 April 2015, at Daosavanh Hotel, Savannakhet, Import and Export Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, on behalf of Trade Facilitation Secretariat Office had organized the Consultation Meeting to Review the Result of Need Assessment and Priority of Lao PDR on Trade Facilitation Agreement, sponsored by multi-donor trust fund of the Trade Development Facilitation II (TDF II) and Work Bank. There were representatives from relevant trade sectors from 6 central and southern provinces joined this meeting....Read


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