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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) issued a notification to the Provincial and Vientiane Capital Office of Agriculture and Forestry nationwide to increase attention in certifying phytosanitary and agricultural products of the Lao PDR to export to the European Union No. 1046/MAF, dated 26 May 2016....Read
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) issued a Notification to Provincial and Capital Departments of Industry and Commerce on the export certification of finished wood products No. 1153/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 30 June 2016 to extend the content of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15/PM, dated 15 May 2016 on enhancing strictness on the management and inspection of timber exploitation, timber movement and timber business that supports the export of finished wood products....Read
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 17 June 2016 to verify point 04 of the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX, dated 13 June 2016. The key objective of the additional instruction is to strengthen the management and inspection of timber exploitation, timber movement and timber business. The additional instruction no. 1103/MoIC.DIMEX is address to Departments of Industry and Commerce in provinces and Vientiane Capital. It clarifies point no.4 of the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX regarding the cease of issuing any export license and transit permit of all type of timbers including wooden products that has been required no export license since the end of 2011....Read
The dissemination meeting of Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement was organized on 5 July 2016 at Daosavanh Spa and Resort in Savannakhet Province. The aims of the Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement are to foster relationships, cooperation in all aspects, support market access, service and to increase connectivity between the two countries in the area of stability and sustainability. ...Read
The opening of a logistic company in Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone C in Savannakhet province will help reduce time and cost for the export of Lao PDR. Comparing to the past, the export has to be made by using containers sourced from seaport of other countries which consume cost and time....Read
The Kingdom of Bhutan’s delegations had visited Ministry of Industry and Commerce to learn from Lao PDR’s experiences on Trade Facilitation Secretariat (TFS) and the establishment of Lao PDR Trade Portal (LTP). The meeting was held on 6 June 2016 at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR. ...Read