Search Measures, Standards and Special Requirements
This section provides measure, standard, and requirement that you need to follow when import-export or transit goods. If you are a new user to this section, click here to see instruction on how to access and search all procedures in Lao PDR Trade Portal
A ‘measure’ is a specific requirement that applies to a commodity or to certain types of products. Typically a measure could relate to sanitary or phytosanitary regulations (SPS). In these cases, permits or licenses may need to be obtained from the relevant government agency prior to importing or exporting the goods.
A measure may also be a permanent prohibition to import or export certain products (for example, psychotropic drugs) or a temporary prohibition for health protection or other reasons or to enforce a quota.
You can find out what measures are currently in force in Lao PDR by using the search facilities below. Where a measure applies to specific commodities, these will also be listed.
A measure is normally enforced through a legal instrument such as a law, a decree or a regulation. The relevant legal document is also shown against each measure below and you will be able to view the full legal text by clicking on the link.
Lao PDR has established 144 voluntary ‘Lao National Standards’ that businesses and traders operating in Laos can choose to apply to the products they deal in. Procedures for applying the National Standards are provided for in the Law on Standardization and the PM Decree to Implement the Law on Standardization. You can see the products to which these standards apply and the relevant legal documents by using the search facilities below and searching for ‘National Standards’.
By using the search facilities below you will also be able to look up any generic requirements associated with specific commodities or products, such as the need to obtain an automatic or non-automatic import license prior to importation.
Most Recent Measures, Standards and Special Requirements
|Name||Issued By||Type||Validity From||Validity To|
|Fee of Quality Certification - Imported Fuel||Ministry of Science and Technology||TBT||26-12-2012||31-12-9999|
|Testing Requirement - Imported Fuel||Ministry of Science and Technology||TBT||01-08-2016||31-12-9999|
|Inspection requirement - Import fuel||Ministry of Science and Technology||Inspection Requirement||01-08-2016||31-12-9999|
|Requirement to obtain Quality Certificate from exporting country - Import Fuel||Ministry of Science and Technology||TBT||01-08-2016||31-12-9999|
|Packaging requirement - Tobacco||Ministry of Health||TBT||20-09-2016||31-12-9999|