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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.    
 

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Click here to view a movie that explains the benefits of the Lao PDR Trade Portal and gives a brief outline of its features.


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Latest Announcements

The Ministry of Finance is implementing the inspection measure on collecting revenue from import goods absolutely.
The Ministry of Finance is implementing the inspection measure on collecting revenue from import goods absolutely.

Ministry of Finance issued an order on revenue collection restriction at the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year in the area of custom section No. 2667/MOF, dated 22 August 2014 as an effort to get as much revenue as possible from the custom section in order to be able to provide enough budget to the National Development at present. The order is effective since 22 Aug 2014 until there is a change. ...Read

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

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Latest News


The Meeting between office of Trade Facilitation with line agencies and Private Sectors on resolutions to export finished wooden products and white charcoal.
The Meeting between office of Trade Facilitation with line agencies and Private Sectors on resolutions to export finished wooden products and white charcoal.

Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, on behalf of the office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat(TFS) has organized the meeting between Trade Facilitation Secretariat, line agencies and Private Sectors under topic “Exporting Finished Wooden Products and White Charcoal”. There was 33 participants from related agencies and private sectors joined this meeting....Read


The Republic of South Korea will assist Lao PDR to apply the advanced customs declaration system to collect revenue.
The Republic of South Korea will assist Lao PDR to apply the advanced customs declaration system to collect revenue.

To improve skills of Lao Customs Administration, aiming to enhance on revenue collecting to be transparancy and can be track. The Republic of South Korea, therfore, is please to provide a grand aid on technical assistance for Lao Customs staff and offer an advanced customs system software of S. Korea to Lao Customs Administration for revenue collection....Read


The 9th meeting on border trade development cooperation of Lao PDR and Vietnam.
The 9th meeting on border trade development cooperation of Lao PDR and Vietnam.

On 25-27 September 2014, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Lao PDR and Socialist Republic of Vietnam has organized the 9th Laos-Vietnam meeting on border trade development cooperation in Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Meeting was hosted under honorable co-chaired of Ms. Khammani Pholsena, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Lao PDR and Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Vietnam. There were over 300 participants from both countries invited to the meeting....Read


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