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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

The following form/s are used in this procedure
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This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal Document
Prohibition to import bullets and weapons Prohibited Goods  Prohibition to import bullets and weapons of all kinds (except for explosives used in industries) and war vehiclesFor public order and national security.
Prohibition to export certain archeological objects Prohibited Goods  Archeological 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
Prohibition to export bat guano/manureProhibited Goods  Bat 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 fertilizer
Prohibition to import banknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printers and coin making machinesProhibited Goods  Banknote paper, banknote ink, banknote printer and coin making machines are fall under the list of prohibited import goods.For financial stability
Prohibition to import prohibitied narcotic drugs.Prohibited Goods  Opium, 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 security
Prohibition to import high dangerous substances and chemicals (Type 1)Prohibited Goods  Substances 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.
Prohibition to import destructive fishing toolsProhibited Goods  Destructive 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
Prohibition to import Pornographic medias/materials Prohibited Goods  Pornographic 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
Export Prohibition - Raw medicinal natural resourceProhibited Goods  The raw medicinal natural resource is prohibited to export.For the protection and sustainability of natural resources
Import Prohibition - Right Hand Steering Wheel VehicleProhibited Goods  It is prohibited to import vehicle that has steering wheel on right hand side to be used permanently in Lao PDRFor road safety reason