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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 the Decision on the Approval of the List of Wooden Products for Export No. 0002/MOIC.DIH, dated 03 January 2018.
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues the Decision on the Approval of the List of Wooden Products for Export No. 0002/MOIC.DIH, dated 03 January 2018.
In order to implement the Prime Minister's Ordinance No. 15/PM, dated 13 May 2016 and Notification of the Prime Minister Office No. 2035/PMO.SD, dated 21 December 2017. Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues the Decision on the Approval of the List of Wooden Products for Export (Revision) to serve as a reference for regulating wooden product exportation in accordance with the Government's development policy.
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The importation of the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or Drone requires the approval from Post and Telecommunication Authority.
The importation of the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or Drone requires the approval from Post and Telecommunication Authority.
Ministry of Post and Telecommunication issues the Decision on the unmanned aircraft system utilization, No. 3374/MPT, dated 14 November 2017. This Decision outlines the principles, regulations and measures for administration of the unmanned aircraft system utilization and importation in uniform, effective and efficient manner to ensure national security, safety and peace that contribute to the national socio-economic development.
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce announces the termination of Form A issuance for exporters to European Union, Norway and Switzerland.
Ministry of Industry and Commerce announces the termination of Form A issuance for exporters to European Union, Norway and Switzerland.
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues the announcement No. 3231/PSO.DIMEX, dated 25th December 2017 on the Self-Certification of Origin (self-certification by exporters) under the pilot project of European Union (Registered Exporters System: REX) to facilitate international trade by allowing exporters to certify the origin of products by themselves.
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Overview of Laos' Import and Export for September 2017 and targeted output for 2018
Overview of Laos' Import and Export for September 2017 and targeted output for 2018
For September 2017, the import and export of Lao PDR accounted for 6,942 million USD, in which the value of export was 3,615.6 million USD, and the value of import was 3,401 million USD. This shows the trade surplus of 214.6 million USD. The Government of Lao PDR has set the target for 2018 to increase the total value of import and export to 9,993 million USD, which expect to achieve 5,015 million USD of export and 4,978 million USD of import. This will result in 37 million USD of trade surplus.
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Companies wishing to export their products to EU, Norway, and Switzerland under the Generalized System of Preferences  (GSP) must register to Registered Exporter System or REX from 01st of January 2018 onward
Companies wishing to export their products to EU, Norway, and Switzerland under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) must register to Registered Exporter System or REX from 01st of January 2018 onward
EU, Norway, and Switzerland have reformed the “self-certificate” of origin system by enabling exporters to self-certify the originating status of their products via REX system in which exporters are required to register to REX system and request for rights of self-certified exporters obtained from Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce. REX will bring huge benefit to exporters and contribute to the reduction of time and cost. Most importantly, exporters will be able to certify their products’ origins anytime.
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Ministry of Finance will be beginning to use an electronic document management system from 1st of January 2018 onwards.
Ministry of Finance will be beginning to use an electronic document management system from 1st of January 2018 onwards.
The purpose of using an electronic document management system implemented by the Finance Ministry is to monitor the progress or the successfulness of document verification process in the Ministry through an effective single window system for document management. the system aims at improving the whole document verification process in order to achieve better results, assure its coherence with regulations and contribute to a more comprehensive document management system. Once the system gets connected with other line departments and institutions under the Finance Ministry, document circulation system will get faster and its progress can also be checked.
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