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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.

The Guide for Import-Export, on the right of this page provides a comprehensive set of information and guidelines in plain language, and the database is also designed for convenient search by topic.

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The Revised Version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR
The Revised Version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR
Lao PDR Trade Portal has updated tariff code and tariff rate based on the most recent version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR (2016) which includes import tariff in normal duty rates, reduced duty rates under Free Trade Agreement which Lao PDR is bound, and export duty rates.
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MAF temporarily ceases the disinfection for general vehicles entering Lao PDR
MAF temporarily ceases the disinfection for general vehicles entering Lao PDR
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) issued an Order to temporarily cease the disinfection for general vehicle entering Lao PDR and only disinfect vehicles those carrying animals, animal products, plants or plant products at no cost.
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Certificate of Wooden Products (Before Loading to Container) for Export will be used to declare to customs for the export of wooden products
Certificate of Wooden Products (Before Loading to Container) for Export will be used to declare to customs for the export of wooden products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued an Instruction on the Procedure to Certify Wooden Products (Before Loading to Container) for Export which specifies that the Committee of Wooden Products Inspection is consist of 3 sectors: Industry and Commerce, Agriculture and Forestry, State Property Management Office. The committee will inspect wooden products based on company or factory’s proposal. After the Provincial/Vientiane Capital Department of Industry and Commerce approves the certificate, it will be used to declare to customs for the export.
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The meeting to review the coordination and exchange of trade information
The meeting to review the coordination and exchange of trade information
Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat (TFS) has organized “The meeting to review the coordination and exchange of trade information in the past 10 months and a plan for 2017” in order to review the past coordination of 10 months in 2016 and a plan for 2017 of the Lao PDR Trade Portal.
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TFS organized dissemination meeting on import-export and transit of goods’ regulations for 06 northern provinces
TFS organized dissemination meeting on import-export and transit of goods’ regulations for 06 northern provinces
Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat (TFS) has organized “Dissemination meeting on import-export and transit of goods’ regulations, border trade, rules of origin and how to use Lao PDR Trade Portal for 06 northern provinces” to disseminate the said regulations in order to ensure that the management of import, export and transit in locals are consistent with central level.
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Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam sign Agreement on Trade Promotion and Facilitation in development triangle area
Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam sign Agreement on Trade Promotion and Facilitation in development triangle area
At the end of November 2016, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam had signed Agreement on Trade Promotion and Facilitation For Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam Development Triangle Area on 23 November 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The agreement aims to promote and facilitate trade to Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam through border checkpoints
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