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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

Measures

   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.

Standards

   Lao PDR has established 250 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’.

Special Requirements

   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

Displaying 1-5 of 5 result(s).
NameIssued ByTypeValidity FromValidity To
Standard for Protective Helmet for Motorcycle usersMinistry of Science and TechnologyNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Standard for Pre stressed Concrete PolesMinistry of Science and TechnologyNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Standard for General Structural TimberMinistry of Science and TechnologyNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Standard for Edible SaltMinistry of HealthNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Standard for Cassava StarchMinistry of HealthNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Displaying 1-10 of 521 result(s).
NameIssued ByTypeValidity FromValidity To
Vehicle Temporary Import License FeeMinistry of Industry and CommerceDuty/Tax Payable26-12-201231-12-9999
Vehicle Import License FeeMinistry of Industry and CommerceDuty/Tax Payable26-12-201231-12-9999
Value Added Tax payable on ImportsMinistry of FinanceDuty/Tax Payable30-01-201531-12-9999
Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirementsMinistry of Science and TechnologyNational Standard01-01-201631-12-2099
Transport and storage requirement - PesticideMinistry of Agriculture and ForestryTBT11-06-201031-12-9999
Transport and storage requirement - Alcohol BeverageMinistry of HealthTBT30-01-201531-12-9999
Transport and Storage Requirement - Explosives MaterialMinistry of National DefenceTBT05-08-201031-12-9999
Transit of Food must be in sealed containersMinistry of HealthTBT20-08-201331-12-9999
Transit Permit Fee for Wild Plant to a third countryMinistry of Agriculture and ForestryDuty/Tax Payable26-12-201231-12-9999
Transit Permit Fee for PlantMinistry of Agriculture and ForestryDuty/Tax Payable26-12-201231-12-9999