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Legal Document

Title: Decision on Import and Export Licensing Procedures of Minerals and Mineral Products No. 0352/MEM
Type: Decision
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Energy and Mines
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Energy and Mines
Issuing Date : 13-03-2012


INDEX

Chapter 1 - General Provisions

Article 1. Purpose
Article 2. Definitions
Article 3. Scope of application

Chapter 2 - Importation or exportation of minerals and mineral products

Article 4. The requirements for importation and exportation of mineral and mineral products
Article 5. Importation and exportation of mineral and mineral products
Article 6. Required documents attached to apply for import or export license for minerals and mineral products
Article 7. Import and export license of minerals and mineral products
Article 8. Fees and charges
Article 9. Provision of documents upon actual importation

Chapter 3 - Final Provisions

Article 10. Implementation
Article 11. Effectiveness


LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPLUBIC
PEACE INDEPENDENCE DEMOCRACY UNITY PROSPERITY

Ministry of Energy and Mines           No 0352/MEM
Vientiane Capital, dated 13 March 2012

Decision
on Import and Export Licensing Procedures
of Minerals and Mineral Products

The Minister of Energy and Mines hereby issues the following Decision:

Chapter 1
General Provisions

Article 1. Purpose

This Decision sets out rules, procedures and measures to manage the importation and exportation of minerals and mineral products, including the importation for processing, without quantitative restriction, aiming at the administration of the selling and purchasing of minerals and mineral products for the maximum benefits of country’s economy. Top

Article 2. Definitions

The terms used in this Decision shall have the following meanings:

  1. “Minerals” means naturally occurring inorganic compounds and non renewable. They have chemical and physical characteristics in solid, liquid, gas forms
  2. “Mineral products” means minerals that have been processed to be semi-finished or finished products.

The above mentioned minerals and mineral products are defined under HS Code 2601 to 2617 (except 2612) in the Tariffs Nomenclature of Lao PDR. Top

Article 3. Scope of application

This Decision applies to individual, legal entity both domestic and foreign engaging in the importation and exportation of minerals and mineral products. Top

Chapter 2
Importation or exportation of minerals and mineral products

Article 4. The requirements for importation and exportation of mineral and mineral products

Domestic and foreign individuals, entities and institutions have the rights to import or export minerals and mineral products in accordance to the relevant laws and regulations of Lao PDR. Top

Article 5. Importation and exportation of mineral and mineral products

The importation and exportation of minerals and mineral products shall be licensed by the Department of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines. Top

Article 6. Required documents attached to apply for import or export license for minerals and mineral products

6.1. Documents required attaching with the application for importation of minerals and mineral products are as follows:

  1. Application for import license of minerals and mineral products;
  2. Copy of documents for each following case:
  • Valid enterprise registration certificate or concession registration Certificate (for enterprises located in Lao PDR); or
  • Valid enterprise registration certificate issued by the competent authority of the relevant country (for enterprises located outside Lao PDR).

Documents in foreign language shall be translated in Lao language and verified by the Notary Office of Lao PDR.

6.2. Documents required attaching with the application for exportation of minerals and mineral products are as follows:

  1. Application for export license;
  2. Valid enterprise registration certificate or concession registration Certificate;
  3. Copy of documents for each following case:
  • Approval for mining extraction (in case exporter have been granted the concession from the Government); or
  • Supply contract from the concessionaire (in case exporter have not been granted the concession from the Government). Top

Article 7. Import and export license of minerals and mineral products

The import and export license of minerals and mineral products shall be implemented in accordance with the Decree no.180/PM dated 07 June 2009 on Import Licensing Procedures. Such license cannot be transferred to others. Top

Article 8. Fees and charges

Fees and charges for issuance the license shall be implemented in accordance with the Presidential Edict No. 03/PO of 19 November 2008 on “Fees and Services Charges”. Top

Article 9. Provision of documents upon actual importation

Upon actual importation, importers shall provide the following documents to the customs authority:

  1. Import or export license of minerals and mineral products issued under this Decision; and
  2. Other required documents as per customs regulations. Top

Chapter 3
Final Provisions

Article 10. Implementation

Department of Mines shall coordinate with relevant authorities to implement this Decision accordingly and effectively. Top

Article 11. Effectiveness

This Decision shall be effective after the date of signature. Top

Minister of Energy and Mine,
[Signed and sealed]
Soulivong DALAVONG