How to export from Laos?

Complete procedures to export goods from Laos



How to export from Laos? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Laos? Explain the export methodology in Laos.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Laos government authority for exportation from Laos.


All importers and exporters must first register a company with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce’s Department of Enterprise Registration and Management. Not all imported or exported products require a license.

Lao Customs is the official customs authority with the responsibility of managing and overseeing the flow of goods, collecting import and export duty fees, controls smuggling & illegal trade and is facilitator of genuine trade.

The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier. The efficiency of the Customs Clearance process is depend on having the valid documents, the accuracy of the information provided in the documents as well as the promptness in submitting the documents and filing the necessary applications for the Customs Clearance. All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Laos.



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