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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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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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Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues measures to intercept the import, movement and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen) and animal products
Ministry of Industry and Commerce issues an Order on the monitoring, inspection, and interception for the import, movement, and distribution of illegal pig, pork (fresh and frozen), and animal products No. 0874/MOIC.DTD, dated 02 June 2017. The objective is to protect domestic pig production and pork supply, and to prevent the import of infected animal products into Lao PDR.
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Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Reduce procedure for the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories
Start from 8th May 2017, the import of vehicle parts, raw petroleum and semi processed petroleum for combination, distill or production in factories will only requires one procedure at Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce without requesting for import license from Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce like before.
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Upgrading payment method for customs, tax, and other fees at international customs checkpoints nationwide
Upgrading payment method for customs, tax, and other fees at international customs checkpoints nationwide
The government of the Lao PDR upgrades payment method for customs, tax, and other fees at international customs checkpoint nationwide. Ministry of Finance together with Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) had researched and developed the payment via banking system called “Smart Tax” by using a card to pay for customs, tax, and other fees instead of paying by cash. Currently, the Smart Tax is being used in 8 international customs checkpoints.
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The Government encourages more public participation in opposing and controlling of poor quality products in markets
The Government encourages more public participation in opposing and controlling of poor quality products in markets
The public can report about poor quality of goods and services through hotline number 1510 of the industry and commerce sector. The hotline has been established since 13th May 2016, and it becomes an important tool for the public to directly report to the government when experiencing negative impacts, discovered or aware of poor quality of goods and services in order to exercise their rights and punish violators as stipulated in the regulations. Since the launching of the hotline until today, there were 78 cases being reported. Among these, 44 cases are resolved, 18 cases are ongoing, and 16 cases couldn’t be resolved due to the authority was unable to contact complainers when collecting information and evidences.
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Relevant public sectors have increased their capacity on strategic trade control of dual-use goods
Relevant public sectors have increased their capacity on strategic trade control of dual-use goods
On 11-17 July 2017, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce jointly with EU CBRN CoE Project 47 organized a “Training on strategic trade control of dual-use goods” in order to enhance skills on the management of strategic trade control and the export of dual-use goods to import and export licensing public sectors.
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