Laos - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2022-07-30

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.