In Lao PDR commodities are classified using the HS Code (Harmonized System) which is compliant with the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN).
In January 2016 Lao PDR adopted the AHTN 2016 tariff nomenclature. The 2016 ATIGA (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement) tariff reduction schedule has become effective from 1 January 2016 and will remain in force until further notice.
You can view the tariff currently applicable to each commodity by using the search facilities below.
At present, Lao Trade Portal has the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN 2016).
You can also view and download the tariff and the explanatory notes in PDF format by clicking HERE
Under each commodity code you will see the base MFN (Most Favoured Nation) tariff and the ATIGA (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement) tariff which is applicable to other ASEAN member states.
Lao PDR is party to a number of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) entered into between ASEAN on behalf of all member states and other nations. Preferential tariff rates apply to goods imported from these countries and a schedule of reductions over time has been agreed with a view to eventually eliminating tariffs altogether. Please click here for more information about these FTA's and to view the scheduled tariff reductions.