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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 Agriculture and Forestry issues the Ministerial Instruction on Transportation of White Charcoal for Export, No. 0050/MAF, dated 18 September 2017.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issues the Ministerial Instruction on Transportation of White Charcoal for Export, No. 0050/MAF, dated 18 September 2017.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issues the Ministerial Instruction on Wood Extraction and Transportation of Cratoxylum Cochinchinense, Transportation of White Charcoal made from Cratoxylum Cochichinense Domestically and for Exportation, No. 0050/MAF, dated 18 September 2017, in order to implement the Announcement on the Management and Export of Non-timber Products and Charcoal Product, No. 1355/PMO.Sec, dated 09th September 2016 and the Announcement on the Consistent Procedure of Wood Product Certification (for transportation) for Exportation within the country, No. 1818/PMO.DEP, dated 18th November 2016.
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The implementation of some articles of Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement
The implementation of some articles of Laos-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement
Ministry of Industry and Commerce has issued an Instruction No. 0280/MOIC.DFTP dated 27 February 2017on the implementation of some articles of Border Trade Agreement between the Government of Lao’s People Democratic Republic and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The agreement ranks the level of preferences of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for Lao PDR in 03 levels as 1. border district level, 2. border provincial level, and 3. national level. The agreement also includes required documents for obtaining certificate of origin and its scope of application.
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a notification on issuance of certificate of origin under Lao – Vietnam Border Trade Agreement No.1824/MOIC.DIMEX, dated 17 August 2017.
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues a notification on issuance of certificate of origin under Lao – Vietnam Border Trade Agreement No.1824/MOIC.DIMEX, dated 17 August 2017.
The products origin along Lao-Vietnam borders have benefited the tariff exemption from Vietnam government under Lao-Vietnam Border Trade Agreement by using the issuance of certificate of origin which issued by Department of Industry and Commerce of Vientiane Capital and Provinces and District Office of Industry and Commerce where share border with Vietnam. The whole goods lists are available in the appendix 1, 2 and 3 of border trade agreement between Lao and Vietnam.
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Ministry of Industry and Commerce prepares for the reform of business registration and management in local levels
Ministry of Industry and Commerce prepares for the reform of business registration and management in local levels
Ministry of Industry and Commerce is preparing for the reform of business registration and management sectors and units in local levels in order to systemize and standardize its implementation throughout the country with the aim to assure prompt services, increase its roles and enforcement in managing, monitoring, and inspecting their accordance with defined policies and regulations in operating businesses.
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Lao PDR terminates a specified condition for minimum registered capital for foreign investors
Lao PDR terminates a specified condition for minimum registered capital for foreign investors
In the past, foreign investors who wish to invest in general business required to have minimum capital of 1 billion Kip in order to register their enterprises in Lao PDR as stipulates in Article 17 of Investment Promotion Law 2009. In 2016, Investment Promotion Law had been amended and endorsed by the National Assembly of Laos on the 17th November 2016, which this amended Law terminates the minimum registered capital requirement for foreign investors.
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The urge to report the inactive or unlawful businesses.
The urge to report the inactive or unlawful businesses.
The urge to keep an eye on discouragement in order to prevent it from oppressing the development of economy through active involvement and contribution of all sectors in society in Lao PDR in accordance with laws. In addition, for the creation of transparent climate and fair competitiveness for doing businesses in Lao PDR.
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