Laos - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports
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In February 2010, the Lao government launched the Decree on Import and Export Licensing procedures of Controlled Goods, No. 180 PMO, in a bid to comply with the WTO and World Customs Organization (WCO) rules.  Laos also began implementing the Notification for Goods Subject to Non-Automatic Import and Export Licensing and Goods Subject to Automatic Import and Export Licensing, No 0076/MOIC.DIMEX, Vientiane Capital, date 13 January 2012.  For more information, please contact the Department of Import and Export Management.