Laos eases import procedure
Business people will find it simpler to import goods to Laos if a new prime ministerial decree on import procedures is enforced.
The new legal document, which Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh signed in July, also aims to move Lao import procedures closer to the rules and regulations of the World Trade Organisation.
The reforms form part of the main conditions for the country to become a member of the global trade group.
The ministry of industry and commerce is now drafting a list of the goods which business people will be required to seek permission from authorities to import.
This is seen as part of efforts to improve clarity for those importing goods and raw materials to production bases in Laos .