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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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Law on Investment Promotion (Amended Version) becomes effective
Law on Investment Promotion (Amended Version) becomes effective
Law on Investment Promotion (Amended Version) No. 14/NA, dated 17 November 2016 becomes effective on 19th April 2017 after publishing on Lao Official Gazette on 4th April 2017. This law replaces the previous version of Law on Investment Promotion. The Law on Investment Promotion (Amended Version) consist of 13 parts and 109 articles. There are changes to 62 articles and add more 32 articles compare to previous version.
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Law on Chemicals Management entered into force on 21st March 2017
Law on Chemicals Management entered into force on 21st March 2017
National Assembly issued Law on Chemicals Management No. 07/NA, dated 10th November 2016 which applies to domestic and foreign individuals, legal entities or organizations undertaking chemical activities in Lao PDR. However, the law does not apply to activities with radioactive substance and atomic energy. It entered into force on 21st March 2017.
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Bank of Lao PDR issued a new regulation on purchase-sell of foreign currencies to individuals and legal entities
Bank of Lao PDR issued a new regulation on purchase-sell of foreign currencies to individuals and legal entities
Bank of Lao PDR issued a Decision on Selling Foreign Currency to Individual and Legal Entity for International Settlement Purposes No. 1083/BOL, dated 9 December 2016 to replace Notification No. 243/BOL, dated 05 August 2013. The Decision specifies selling foreign currencies mechanism to individuals and legal entities.
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Be more cautious in using deposit service and joining investment
Be more cautious in using deposit service and joining investment
Bank of Lao PDR issued a Notification on Enhancing Cautious in Using Deposit Service and Joining Investment No.202/PS, dated 30th March 2017 to citizens, traders, officers, soldiers and polices throughout the country to be conscious in using deposit service, payment service, joining investment and shall inspect that the service provider has legal and completed permission from relevant authorities.
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Warehouse service at Panghai border checkpoint is now open
Warehouse service at Panghai border checkpoint is now open
Warehouse service at Panghai border checkpoint in Sing District, Luangnamtha Province which shares border with People’s Republic of China was officially launched on 13 March 2017 at the checkpoint. The service will provide convenient for domestic and foreign investors as well as to build conditions in improving economic in Lao PDR.
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10th Lao Business Forum – Important Milestone in Government and Private Sector Cooperation
10th Lao Business Forum – Important Milestone in Government and Private Sector Cooperation
On 28th March 2017, Ministry of Industry and Commerce in collaboration with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry had organized the 10th Lao Business Forum in Vientiane Capital. The objective of this meeting is to discuss progress in resolving issues facing the private sector and to present government’ plans on improving business environment.
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