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Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Start from 8th May 2017, the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories will only requires one procedure at Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce without requesting for import license from Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce like before.
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Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended)
Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended)
Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended) No. 08/NA dated 11 November 2016 becomes effective on 12th April 2017 after being published on Lao Official Gazette on 27th March 2017. This law replaces the old version of Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters. The Law on Livestock Production and Veterinary Matters (Amended) consist of 13 parts and 120 articles. There are changes in 71 articles and additional 46 articles in comparison to the old version.
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Amended Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine
Amended Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine
Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine (Amended) No. 15/NA, dated 15 November 2017 becomes effective on 28th February 2017 after being published on Lao Official Gazette on 13th February 2017. This law replaces the old previous version of Law on Quarantine. The Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine (Amended) No. 15/NA, dated 15 November 2017 (Amended Version) consists of 11 parts and 89 articles. There are changes in 49 articles and additional 43 articles in comparison to the old version.
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Workshop on the Lao PDR National Dual-Use Trade Control’s Legal Framework and Perspective of Enhancement
Workshop on the Lao PDR National Dual-Use Trade Control’s Legal Framework and Perspective of Enhancement
On 24th – 25th May 2017, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce jointly with EU P2P Project organized a workshop on “the Lao PDR National Dual-use Trade Control’s Legal Framework and Perspective of Enhancement”. The purpose of this workshop is to consult and discuss existing regulations of Lao PDR in managing the import and export of dual-use goods such as chemicals, fertilizers, and other goods due to these products can be used in general activities or developed into explosive.
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a Notification on Temporarily Cease the Issuance of Direct Sale Business Permission Throughout the Country
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a Notification on Temporarily Cease the Issuance of Direct Sale Business Permission Throughout the Country
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a notification on temporily cease the issuance of direct sale business permission throughout the country No. 0788/PSO.DTD, dated 11th April 2017.
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The Third Meeting of Non-Tariff Measures Working Group
The Third Meeting of Non-Tariff Measures Working Group
On 18th May 2017, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat and Non-Tariff Measures Working Group had organized the Third Meeting of Non-Tariff Measures Working Group at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Khemdeth Sihavong, Deputy Director General of Department of Import and Export. There were 40 representatives from public sectors who are members of the NTMs Working Group attended the meeting.
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