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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.    
 

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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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The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO
The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO

On 20th –21st at Donchan Palace Hotel, Vientiane Capital, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR had organized The 16th Sub - Committee on ATIGA Rules of Origin: SC-AROO. There were delegations from 10 ASEAN Member States and representatives from ASEAN Secretariat joined the meeting to follow up the decisions of the previous meeting in order to adjust regulations on ATIGA Rules of Origin in order to facilitate implementations in practice to ASEAN Member States....Read


ASEAN and EU had organized consultation meeting to assure legally use of timber and timber products.
ASEAN and EU had organized consultation meeting to assure legally use of timber and timber products.

In order to sustain forestry, ASEAN Secretariat, representatives from relevance line agencies and Forestry Law enforcement, EU Administrative and Trade on Timber (EU FLEGT Facility) had organized training on “4th Sub-Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance”, on 22th – 24th October 2014 at Donchan Palace Hotel, Vientiane Capital....Read


Savannakhet and Kuangchi Provinces had organized 
Consultation meeting on preparation to Single Window Inspection
Savannakhet and Kuangchi Provinces had organized Consultation meeting on preparation to Single Window Inspection

Savannakhet and Kuangchi provinces had organized Second Meeting for provincial authorities on Preparation to Single Window Inspection, Single Stop Inspection at Savan-Laobao International Border Checkpoint (Lao PDR-Vietnam Border). Both sides agreed on Memorandum of Laos-Vietnam Special Committee that was co-signed on 25th June 2014 in order to install internet system for the immigration office and other facilities to ensure that it would be ready to launch in January 2015. ...Read


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