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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued a Notification on the Export of Veneer
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued a Notification on the Export of Veneer
Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) issued a Notification on the Export of Veneer No. 1242/MoIC, dated 18 July 2016 to the Provincial Department of Industry and Commerce in Bolikhamxay, Khammouan, Savannakhet, Champasak, Saravanh and Attapeu province. The notification defines procedures to permit, manage, and inspect prior to the export of veneer according to the Table of Processed Veneer No. 674/MoIC.DoIH, dated 13 July 2016.
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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a notification on increasing attention in certifying phytosanitary and agricultural products of Lao PDR to export to the European Union
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a notification on increasing attention in certifying phytosanitary and agricultural products of Lao PDR to export to the European Union
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.
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MoIC issued a Notification on the Export Certification of Finished Wood Products
MoIC issued a Notification on the Export Certification of Finished Wood Products
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.
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Government terminates tariff and tax exemption for all types of fuel imports
Government terminates tariff and tax exemption for all types of fuel imports
In order to eliminate loopholes in illegal import of fuel that caused a difficulty on the management and the loss in government’s revenue, the government announces the termination of tariff and tax exemption for all types of fuel imports in all cases. As for the projects that have already been granted tariff and tax exemption they will be re-inspected and re-negotiated to follow the related laws and regulations. The government assigns related ministries to re-inspect and revise related regulations on the import of all type of fuel to pursue this announcement and serve as references for the implementation nationwide.
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MoIC organized a Training Workshop on the Impact Assessment of Non-Tariff Measures
MoIC organized a Training Workshop on the Impact Assessment of Non-Tariff Measures
Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce had organized a Training Workshop on the Impact Assessment of Non-Tariff Measures in July 2016 at Mercure Hotel, Vientiane Capital. The workshop was shared by Mrs. Manivone Vongxay, Deputy Director General of Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Sixty participants of this workshop are Director Generals, Deputy Director Generals, Division Directors, Vice Division Directors, NTM focal points and representatives from related agencies.
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Entering Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union will contribute into the development of Forestry Management in Lao PDR
Entering Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union will contribute into the development of Forestry Management in Lao PDR
Lao PDR is now preparing to enter into the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union. The agreement will support Lao PDR in the management and restriction of the deforestation. The purpose of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement is to ensure that timber and timber products exported to the EU are derived from legal source. The agreement will also help countries to cease the export of illegal timbers by revising regulations and the management of the forest. In addition, the agreement also supports and attracts the investment on wooden industry both from domestic and foreign. It also supports Lao labor, product standards, designs and market for timber. Currently, Lao PDR is under the negotiation with the European Union to join such agreement. The bilateral meeting is planned for October.
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