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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

Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union
Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to the European Union, No. 0419/MoAF, dated 13th March 2015 to Head of Provincial-Capital Agricultural and Forestry Division, and relevant sectors in nationwide....Read

Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Order to Increase Strictness on Administration and Inspection of Phytosanitary Certification for Plants and Plant Products to Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Socialist Republic of Vietnam will enforce International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures of International Plant Protection Convention (ISPMs-IPPC) on 1 May 2015 on administration, inspection, and phytosanitary certificate for plants and plant products exporting to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam....Read

Notification on the Amendment of the Minimum Wage for workers in Lao PDR
Notification on the Amendment of the Minimum Wage for workers in Lao PDR

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare issued a Notification on the Amendment of the Minimum Wage for workers in Lao PDR is 900,000 Kips/person/month, which will be officially effective on 1/4/2015....Read

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Laos-Vietnam Discussed on the Draft of Border Trade Agreement
Laos-Vietnam Discussed on the Draft of Border Trade Agreement

On 3rd April 2015 at Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) had organized a consultation meeting on the Draft of Trade Border Agreement between Lao PDR’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade under co-chairpersons Ms. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Laos’ MoIC and Mr. Nguyen Cam Tu, Deputy Minister of Vietnam’s MoIT, together with Director Generals and representatives from relevant agencies of both countries....Read


Technical Training on Non-Tariff Measures Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis
Technical Training on Non-Tariff Measures Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis

On 30th March – 2 April 2015, at Lao Plaza Hotel, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with the World Bank had organized technical training on “ NTM Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis” under multi-donor trust fund of the Trade Development Facilitation II (TDF II). The participants of this training include government officers working on Non-Tariffs Measures (NTMs) from six ASEAN countries: Lao PDR, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Malaysia, and Republic of Indonesia whose are countries reviewing NTMs....Read


Lao PDR’s MoIC grants source code of Lao Trade Portal Website to Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce
Lao PDR’s MoIC grants source code of Lao Trade Portal Website to Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce

On 30th March 2015, Myanmar Trade Repository Team led by Trade Department, Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce (MoC) had visited and interchanged experiences on creating and implementing the Lao PDR Trade Portal. On this occasion, Ms. Khemmani Pholsena, Lao PDR’s Minister of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) granting source code of Lao Trade Portal to Myanmar’s MoC....Read


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