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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 right menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic.    
 

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Announcement on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business
Announcement on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movement and Timber Business

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

MoIC issues an Instruction on the Guidance to use the Revised Import and Export License Form
MoIC issues an Instruction on the Guidance to use the Revised Import and Export License Form

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

Conditions prior to the export of meat and meat products to the Philippines
Conditions prior to the export of meat and meat products to the Philippines

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

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TFS organized Trade Facilitation Review Meeting for 06 Northern Provinces
TFS organized Trade Facilitation Review Meeting for 06 Northern Provinces

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


MoIC officially launches the Electronic Certificate of Origin issuing system (e-CO)
MoIC officially launches the Electronic Certificate of Origin issuing system (e-CO)

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


Republic of China signed an agreement to provide assistance to Lao PDR in improving animal products quality
Republic of China signed an agreement to provide assistance to Lao PDR in improving animal products quality

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


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