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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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The import of ICT equipment is required to request for license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
The import of ICT equipment is required to request for license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
The import of ICT equipment is required to obtain license from Ministry of Post and Telecommunications all the time to inspect and/or certify technical standards and safety especially International Telecommunication Union standards, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association standards or national standards.
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Ministry of Post and Telecommunications specifies prohibited objects for post
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications specifies prohibited objects for post
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications issues a decision on prohibited objects for postal service which specifies prohibited subjects for post those violates Law on Postal Service, laws and regulations of Lao PDR, regulations of destination country and international regulations.
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The Revised Version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR
The Revised Version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR
Lao PDR Trade Portal has updated tariff code and tariff rate based on the most recent version of Tariff Nomenclature of Lao PDR (2016) which includes import tariff in normal duty rates, reduced duty rates under Free Trade Agreement which Lao PDR is bound, and export duty rates.
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Consultation meeting to improve import licensing procedure of vehicle and fuel
Consultation meeting to improve import licensing procedure of vehicle and fuel
In order to promote and enabling business environment in Lao PDR, focusing to reduce time and cost for business operator, Department of Import and Export as an office of Trade Facilitation Secretariat and Non-Tariff Measures Working Group organized a consultation meeting with relevant public and private sector on ways to improve import licensing procedure of vehicle and fuel. The objectives of this meeting are: (1) To present Regulatory Impact Assessment of import licensing of vehicle and gas; (2) To discuss ways forward to improve import licensing of vehicle and fuel.
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Progress on the development of Lao National Single Window
Progress on the development of Lao National Single Window
The Lao National Single Window System has begun to implement by issuing import license for vehicle at Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and will extend the implementation with relevant import-export sectors especially Department of Transportation, Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. Once the development is completed, the system will link data with related domestic and international sectors that will enhance convenience, transparency and reduce overlapping procedures for the import-export of goods.
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The Greater Mekong Subregion countries plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of GMS-CBTA “Early Harvest” Project
The Greater Mekong Subregion countries plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of GMS-CBTA “Early Harvest” Project
The 5th Joint Committee Meeting for GMS CBTA has agreed on the implementation of actual transportation and mutually recognized on GMS Road Transport Permit and usage of Temporary Admission Document which is expected to be implemented after the MOU for GMS-CBTA “Early Harvest” is signed by member states on 1st March 2017.
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