At present, Lao PDR is using the Tariff Nomenclature 2012, which commodities are classified base on ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) and Harmonized Coding System (HS Code) of World Customs Organization (WCO). In order to respond to the change of technology and new emerging products, it is necessary to update the Nomenclature every 5 years.
The Tariff Nomenclature in Lao PDR Trade Portal contains 10 digits that determine the import tariff rates for normal duty rates and reduced duty rates under Free Trade Agreements which Lao PDR is bound, namely: Word Trade Organization (MFN), ASEAN Trade In Goods Agreement (ATIGA), ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA), ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA) and ASEAN-Australia & New Zealand (AANZFTA). In addition, we also provide export tariff for some commodities that being specified in the Edict No. 002/OP, dated 27 April 2012.
Lao PDR Trade Portal also provides AHTN 2012 (revised version 2016) that is currently apply in Lao PDR in PDF version. You can download it by clicking HERE.
The import and export tariff that is currently applicable for each commodity is available in search facilities below: