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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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Latest Announcements

Customs Department issues a Notification to administer the export of finished wood and semi-finished wood
Customs Department issues a Notification to administer the export of finished wood and semi-finished wood

Customs Department issues a notification to the international customs borders, customs inspection unit in Vientiane Capital and provinces nationwide No. 2572/CD, dated 7 January 2016 to be used as a basis for administrating the export of finished wood and semi-finished wood to ensure simplicity and reduction of custom procedures concisely....Read

MoIC issues an Ordinance on products labeling in Lao language
MoIC issues an Ordinance on products labeling in Lao language

Starting from 8th January 2015, every product manufactured domestically and imported shall be labelling in Lao language prior to distribution in order to protect consumers according to an Ordinance on products labeling in Lao language, No. 2501/MoIC.DDT, dated 16 December 2015 of Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC)....Read

Ministry of Finance adopts new revises vehicle excise tax, started on 1 December 2015
Ministry of Finance adopts new revises vehicle excise tax, started on 1 December 2015

Ministry of Finance issues Minister’s guidance on vehicle exercise tax No. 4050/MoF, dated 1 December 2015 to implement a pilot project for applying excise tax on all types of vehicles in the calculation, collection or provision of tax exemption on import, manufacture, assembly and export....Read

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Latest News


Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference
Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference

The Tenth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference was organized on 15-18 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the participation of trade ministers from more than 160 countries. The conference adopted “Nairobi Package”, a series of six Ministerial Decisions on agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countries (LDCs). The conference was chaired by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed. ...Read


MOIC organized consultation meeting on the impacts of document service for the export of some agricultural products in northern provinces to China
MOIC organized consultation meeting on the impacts of document service for the export of some agricultural products in northern provinces to China

The meeting was organized on 23-24 December 2015 at Mercure Hotel, Vientiane Capital which chaired by H.E. Mr. Siaosawat Savengsuksa, Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce. Participants to this meeting are representatives from Governor’s Office, Department of Industry and Commerce, Department of Finance, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and private sectors of 6 Northern provinces....Read


Ministry of Finance plans to reduce vehicle tax
Ministry of Finance plans to reduce vehicle tax

The consultation meeting about the implementation of vehicle tax and the revision of law on tax held last week at Lan Xang Hotel. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Bounchome Oubonpasert, Vice Minister of Finance with the participation of both public and private sector....Read


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