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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 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


Workshop on How to use the Lao Trade Portal of Lao PDR on 18 September 2014.
Workshop on How to use the Lao Trade Portal of Lao PDR on 18 September 2014.

Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, on behalf of the Trade Facilitation Secretary coordinated with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized the workshop on how to use the Lao Trade Portal on 18 Sep 2014 at Vientiane Plaza, Vientiane Capital, chaired by Ms. Banesaty Thepphavong, Director General of Department of Import and Export, vice president of the Trade Facilitation Secretariat. The workshop was participated by 80 people from private sectors. ...Read


Workshop on discussion on the implementation of the NTMs in fiscal year 2013-2014.
Workshop on discussion on the implementation of the NTMs in fiscal year 2013-2014.

On 16 September 2014 at Vientiane Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital, Department of Import and Export organized a workshop of the Non-Tariff Measure Review and Rationalization Sub-working Group (NRS), chaired by Ms. Banesaty Thepphavong, Director General of Department of Import and Export, and Deputy Director of the Trade Facilitation Secretary. This workshop was attended by 48 participants from related sectors at the government and international agencies. The purpose of this workshop is to give a brief report of the implementation on NTMs in 2013-2014 fiscal year and the next step of the project as well as to introduce a way to analyze NTMs for the focal points. ...Read


The signing ceremony on an agreement on national single window of custom system.
The signing ceremony on an agreement on national single window of custom system.

The Customs Department organized an additional signing ceremony with Bureau Veritas Company on building a customs declaration system through the National Single Window on 09 September 2014, with the honorable appearance of Mr. Sanetiphab Phomvihane, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance, and the president of the supervision of the National Single Window system with the attendance of the board members of the supervision of the project, and related sectors and staff from the Customs Department....Read


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