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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

The Protocol on Plant Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Exporting Rice from Lao PDR to Republic of China
The Protocol on Plant Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Exporting Rice from Lao PDR to Republic of China

The Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry of the Lao PDR and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China had agreed on The Protocol on Plant Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Exporting Rice from Lao PDR to Republic of China....Read

Notification on utilizing Paid Tax Certificate (Replacing Tax Certificate)
Notification on utilizing Paid Tax Certificate (Replacing Tax Certificate)

The utilization of Paid Tax Certificate replacing Tax Certificate is aiming to implement management through Single Window in which the tax sector bases on Concession Certificate and Enterprise Registration in order to follow up on tax payment annually without issuing Tax Certificate. Tax sector will issue Paid Tax Certificate to enterprises whom paid taxes monthly, quarterly, and yearly according to actual business activities after annual accountant is finalized and the enterprises pay the remain tax correctly and completely; in order to certify duties in the previous year and to ongoing business activities the year after....Read

Kingdom of Thailand undergoing on ivory resolutions to reduce risks on trade punishment measures under CITES
Kingdom of Thailand undergoing on ivory resolutions to reduce risks on trade punishment measures under CITES

Kingdom of Thailand prohibits import and export of ivory and any ivory products from Thailand. This includes all ivory and ivory products either legally or illegally obtained, are not being able to export or carry along to overseas....Read

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Latest News


Lao PDR raises sanitary measures to boost rice exports
Lao PDR raises sanitary measures to boost rice exports

The government of Lao PDR is working to provide messages on food safety as it continues to promote the increased production of commercial crops for export to neighboring countries, especially rice production. Annually, Laos has approximately one million tons of surplus. Since 2000, Laos is one of the rice growers in ASEAN with annual rice exports to Vietnam, Thailand, China and other countries of over 300,000 tons per year. In addition, Laos plans to produce about 5 million tons of rice by 2020 to ensure food security in the country....Read


MoIC organized a training to strengthen writing skills to government officers
MoIC organized a training to strengthen writing skills to government officers

On 10th – 12th February 2015, at Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), had organized a training on “Writing articles, publications and news”, under honorable chairperson Ms. Bansati Thepphavong, Director General, Department of Import and Export, MoIC, with participants from government representatives whom are also focal points for Lao Trade Portal; related departments to MoIC and other related sectors; Lao National Chamber of Industry and Commerce; total 35. The trainers are editors from Economic-Commerce Newspaper....Read


Laos-Thailand border "Phou-Dou" was upgraded to International Checkpoint
Laos-Thailand border "Phou-Dou" was upgraded to International Checkpoint

The Phou-Dou international checkpoint was officially launched on 8th February 2015 by the government of Lao PDR, under honorable chairperson Mr. Somsavath Lengsavad, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs, specifically on the production and circulation of goods....Read


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