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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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Scales are required to be checked and registered prior to the import, export, use and servicing in Lao PDR
Scales are required to be checked and registered prior to the import, export, use and servicing in Lao PDR
Ministry of Science and Technology issues a decision on the management of all types of scales in Lao PDR in order to manage, check, test and recheck scales those are produce, import, export, use and servicing in Lao PDR.
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Water counters are required to be checked and registered prior to the import, export, use and servicing in Lao PDR
Water counters are required to be checked and registered prior to the import, export, use and servicing in Lao PDR
Ministry of Science and Technology issues a Decision on the Management of Water Counters in Lao PDR which stipulates that the import, export, use and servicing of water counters in Lao PDR are required to be checked, tested, registered and re-checked for accuracy from Department of Standardization and Metrology or Provincial, Capital Department of Science and Technology.
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Packed products are required to be registered prior to the import, export, packing, and distribution in Lao PDR
Packed products are required to be registered prior to the import, export, packing, and distribution in Lao PDR
Ministry of Science and Technology issues a Decision which stipulates that all type of packed products, for instance: food, mortar, fuel, gas, fertilizer, paint, cosmetic, liquid, and other products are required to register as packed products prior to the import, export, packing, and distribution in Lao PDR.
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Overall trend of Lao Exports to EU declines despite receiving GSP from European Union
Overall trend of Lao Exports to EU declines despite receiving GSP from European Union
The 8th session of the joint Committee Meeting between the Government of Lao PDR and the European Union noted the declining of overall trend and the stagnation of exports of Lao PDR to EU due to private sectors could not fully seize the opportunities under the GSP. Both sides Lao PDR and EU reviewed its successful implementation of trade cooperation and discussed about future plan.
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Trade Facilitation Roadmap of Lao PDR for 2017-2022 is officially adopted”
Trade Facilitation Roadmap of Lao PDR for 2017-2022 is officially adopted”
Mr. Bounmy Manivong Vice Minister of Industry and Trade stated on the 6th Trade Facilitation Secretariat Meeting that was held on 11th August, 2017 at Vientiane Capital that the implementation of Trade Facilitation Roadmap of Lao PDR will be a very important tool for Economic Development of Lao PDR by creating favorable environment for trade to boost economic growth, to attract foreign investment, and to prepare capacities of private sector for international competitiveness.
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The International Friendship Bridge Checkpoint examines the use of Smart VAT on the levy of 10 percent tax of passengers’ personal effects.
The International Friendship Bridge Checkpoint examines the use of Smart VAT on the levy of 10 percent tax of passengers’ personal effects.
Passengers purchasing personal effects from abroad to Lao PDR through International Friendship Bridge Checkpoint I can proceed 10 percent value added tax payment using Smart VAT system via VISA, JCB card, Master Card, BCEL ATM-Union Pay card, Smart Tax card, and BCEL One application. Passengers who have not owned one of those cards can bring their cash in exchange of Smart VAT card at service points of Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) to pay VAT.
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