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The Prime Minister of the Lao PDR issues an Order on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business No. 15/PM dated 13 May 2016 which strictly ban the export of timbers exploited from natural forest of Laos. The timber for export shall be processed according to the Decision No. 2005/MoIC.DOIH. Furthermore, the Order also bans illegal wood and forestry product from aboard to transit through Lao PDR territory to third country....Read
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues an Instruction on the Guidance to use the Revised Import and Export License Form No. 1535/DIMEX.IEM, dated 10 May 2016 to introduce the use of the revised import and export license form according to the Notification on the promulgation of the revised import-export license form No. 0472/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 10 March 2016 for the conformity use of the form nationwide....Read
Countries aim to export meats and meat products to the Philippines are required to follow the Administrative Order No. 16 Series of 2006 issued by the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture on Pre-border Measures for the Export of Meat and Meat Products to the Philippines....Read
Trade Facilitation Secretariat (TFS) organized Trade Facilitation Review meeting for 06 Northern Provinces on 19-20 May 2016 at Mittaphaph Hotel, Oudomxay Province which was co-chaired by Mme. Bansati Thepphavong, Director-General of Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Mr. Khamphao Silisouk, Director-General of Industry and Commerce Department, Oudomxay Province. Total number of 70 participants of this meetings are representatives from Governor’s Office, Department of Industry and Commerce, Department of Customs, Department of Agricultural and Forestry, Department of Health, Department of Public Works and Transportation, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and private sectors from 06 northern provinces....Read
On 29 April 2016, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) held the Launching Ceremony of the Electronic Certificate of Origin Issuing System (e-CO) at Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Vientiane Capital. The launching ceremony was opened by H.E. Mr. Siaosawat Savengsuksa, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce. There were 108 representatives from public sector, private sector, and some international organizations....Read
On 22 March 2015, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR and Ministry of Commerce of Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the management of transboundary animal disease control in Lao PDR by providing a financial assistance for US$6 million (over 48 billion kip) to prevent and control passage of animal disease across borders and contribute to the development strategy for the production of foodstuff and food security in Laos....Read