The Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR published the “Decision on the list of prohibited goods for importation or exportation No. 0848 / MOIC” in the Gazette on 17 September 2021. The Decision broadens Article 11 of the Decree on Goods for Importation and Exportation, No. 114 / Gov, dated 06-Apr-2011. The decision became effective 15 days after the announcement in the Gazette.
The prohibited list of the goods for importation or exportation refers to the prohibited goods for either import or export in order to protect the national security; social order; ethics; culture; lives and health of the people, animal or plants; to protect the national heritage; natural resources or to comply with the international conventions. The decision lists prohibited goods for import and export respectively as follows.