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Procedure NameProcedure for Import or Export of Prohibition Goods
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The goods covered by this Procedure are subject to Prohibition. This means that every application to import or export these goods is considered separately and judged on its own merits. There is no automatic granting of Permits and Licences for Goods covered by Prohibitions.

 

 

Note 1 - Ministry of National Defence. The importation of Arms and Ammunition in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of National Defence. To import Arms and Ammunition in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question.

Note 2 - Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The exportation of archaeological artefacts from Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. To export archaeological items from Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the export in question.

Note 3 - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The exportation of bat guano from Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. To Export bat guano from Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the export in question.

Note 4 - Bank of Lao. The importation of banknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printers and coin making machines in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Bank of Lao. To import banknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printers and coin making machines in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made to the Bank of Lao. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question.

Note 5 - Ministry of Public Security. The importation of prohibited narcotic drugs in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Public Security. To import prohibited narcotic drugs in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question. Please refer to the Ministry of Public Safety for the current list of prohibited narcotic drugs.

Note 6 - Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The importation of (Type 1) dangerous substances and chemicals in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. To import Type 1 dangerous substances and chemicals in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question. Please refer to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce for the list of Type 1 prohibited substances and chemicals.

 

Note 7 - Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The importation of destructive fishing tools in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. To import destructive fishing tools in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question. Please refer to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for a list of Destructive Fishing tools. Note 8 - Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The importation of Pornographic material and media in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. To import Pornographic material and media in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question. Please refer to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism for a classification of the material and media in question as part of the application process.

Note 9 - Ministry of Health. The exportation of Raw medicinal natural resources from Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Health. To export Raw medicinal natural resources from, Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the export in question. Please refer to the Ministry of Health for the current list of Raw Medicinal natural resources, as well as a definition of what processing steps transform Medicinal natural resources from a Raw to Processed state.

Note 10 - Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The importation of Right Hand Steering Wheel Vehicles in to Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. To import Right Hand Steering Wheel Vehicles in to Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the importation in question.

Note 11 - Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The exportation of Logs, trunk, bark and transformed timber from Lao PDR is prohibited except with the written permission of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. To export Logs, trunk, bark, transformed timber from, Lao PDR, a written application must be made. Each case is considered on its merits and each licence or permit granted is specific only for the export in question.

CategoryImport/Export

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NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity To
Prohibition to import bullets and weapons Prohibited Goods Ministry of National DefenceProhibition to import bullets and weapons of all kinds (except for explosives used in industries) and war vehiclesFor public order and national security.Decision of The Prime Minister on The Regulations on the Management and Application of the Explosive Substances [Materials] in Lao PDR No. 39/PM31-12-9999
Prohibition to export certain archeological objects Prohibited Goods Ministry of Information, Culture and TourismArcheological objects including Buddha statues, angel statues and holy objects, national heritages with historical and cultural values of 50 years old or older are prohibited to export. If it is necessary to export such things, exporter shall present an application form to Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism for consideration and recommendation to get approval from the Government of Lao PDR.For protection of national artistic and cultural heritage Presidential Decree on Preservation of National cultural, historical and natural heritage No. 03/PDR31-12-9999
Prohibition to export bat guano/manureProhibited Goods Ministry of Agriculture and ForestryBat guano/manure is prohibited to export. If it is necessary to export bat guano/manure, exporter shall present an application form to Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for consideration and recommendation to get approval from the Government of Lao PDR.For protection of natural resources for domestic consumption and production in the country to improve a quality organic fertilizerOrder of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry on the Control and Use of Bat Guano in the Country No. 0613/MoAF.0531-12-9999
Prohibition to import banknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printers and coin making machinesProhibited Goods Bank of Lao PDRBanknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printer and coin making machines are fall under the list of prohibited import goods.For financial stability Law on Bank of the Lao PDR no. 05/95/NA, dated 14 October 199531-12-9999
Prohibition to import prohibitied narcotic drugs.Prohibited Goods Ministry of Public SecurityOpium, Opium balls, poppy seeds, Opium poppies, other finished and dried opium poppies made from coco leaves, marihuana in various forms, heroin, cocaine and their derivatives. For public order and national securityLaw on Amendment of Art. 146 of Criminal Law & Art. 75, 76 of Narcotic Law No. 22/NA, dated 11 December 2012 31-12-9999
Prohibition to import high dangerous substances and chemicals (Type 1)Prohibited Goods Ministry of Industry and CommerceSubstances and chemicals of high-level danger used in industries are prohibited, except that it is approved by government. If it is necessary to import such goods, importers may present an application form to Department of Industry and Handicraft, MOICFor protection of health, safety of human and environment. Decision on Industrial Substance and Chemical Management no. 1041/MOIC.DIH31-12-9999
Prohibition to import destructive fishing toolsProhibited Goods Ministry of Agriculture and ForestryDestructive fishing tools is prohibited to import. If it is necessary to import Destructive fishing tools, importer shall present an application form to Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for consideration and recommendation to get approval from the Government of Lao PDR. IF such tools are imported to sale at the market, it is considered illegal.For sustainable protection, conservation, development, and use of aquatic fauna and environment Fisheries Law No. 03/NA 31-12-9999
Prohibition to import Pornographic medias/materials Prohibited Goods Ministry of Information, Culture and TourismPornographic materials are prohibited to import,If it is necessary to import such things, importer shall present an application form to Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism for consideration and recommendation to get approval from the Government of Lao PDR.For protection of fine tradition Law on Publications No. 05/NA31-12-9999
Export Prohibition - Raw medicinal natural resourceProhibited Goods Ministry of HealthThe raw medicinal natural resource is prohibited to export.For the protection and sustainability of natural resourcesInstruction on the Implementation of Decree on Medical Natural Resources No. 252/MoH31-12-9999
Import Prohibition - Right Hand Steering Wheel VehicleProhibited Goods Ministry of Industry and CommerceIt is prohibited to import vehicle that has steering wheel on right hand side to be used permanently in Lao PDRFor road safety reasonDecision on the Import Mechanism of Cars, Spare Parts for Assembling Factories No. 14/PM31-12-9999