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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
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
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
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
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
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