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Welcome to the Lao PDR Trade Portal

This website will help traders find all the information they require to import goods into Laos and export goods from Laos.
 
Click on the links on this page to look at information about all the Ministries involved in the import/export process, the regulatory requirements specific to each commodity, the relevant laws and regulations and other useful information.
 
The Guide to Import-Export, on the right menu of this page, provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines in plain language and conveniently organized by topic.    
 

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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....Read

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....Read

MoIC issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX to clarify the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX
MoIC issued an Additional Instruction No. 1102/MoIC.DIMEX to clarify the Instruction No. 1050/MoIC.DIMEX

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

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Latest News


Dissemination of Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement
Dissemination of Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement

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


Dry port to slash time and cost of goods transport
Dry port to slash time and cost of goods transport

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


Delegations from Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bhutan visited Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Lao PDR to learn from Lao PDR’s experience on an Establishment of Trade Facilitation Secretariat and Lao PDR Trade Portal
Delegations from Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bhutan visited Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Lao PDR to learn from Lao PDR’s experience on an Establishment of Trade Facilitation Secretariat and Lao PDR Trade Portal

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


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