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This website will help traders to find all the information regarding import goods into Laos and export goods from Laos, including information related to import/export process, regulations for specific products, relevant laws and other useful information.

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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues an Order on the monitoring, inspection, and interception for the import, movement, and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen), and animal products No. 0874/MOIC.DTD, dated 02 June 2017. The objective is to protect domestic pig production and pork supply, and to prevent the import of infected animal products into Lao PDR.
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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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Relevant public sectors have increased their capacity on strategic trade control of dual-use goods
Relevant public sectors have increased their capacity on strategic trade control of dual-use goods
On 11-17 July 2017, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce jointly with EU CBRN CoE Project 47 organized a “Training on strategic trade control of dual-use goods” in order to enhance skills on the management of strategic trade control and the export of dual-use goods to import and export licensing public sectors.
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Kimberley Process paid a visit to follow up and evaluate the implementation of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in Lao PDR
Kimberley Process paid a visit to follow up and evaluate the implementation of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in Lao PDR
On 5-6 July 2017, the representatives from Kimberly Process paid a visit to Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce to follow up and evaluate the implementation of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in Lao PDR. During the visit, the representatives had worked with relevant Lao sectors such as Customs Department, Economic Police Department and relevant divisions of Import and Export Department. The objective of the visit is to evaluate the implementation of requirements as specified by the Kimberley Process.
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The meeting on capacity building and dissemination of trade facilitation for trade government officers in 07 central and southern provinces
The meeting on capacity building and dissemination of trade facilitation for trade government officers in 07 central and southern provinces
Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat organized a meeting on “capacity building and dissemination of trade facilitation for trade government officers in 07 central and southern provinces” on 29-30 June 2017 in Savannakhet. The objective of this meeting is to disseminate regulations on import-export and to hear about recommendations for the actual implementation in the provinces.
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