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Terms and Conditions

This website, the Lao Services Portal ( is created and managed by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (Foreign Trade Policy Department) on behalf of the Government of the Lao PDR.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to members of the private sector, public sector and the general public on trade in services and investment. The information contained on the website is provided free of charge and includes laws, regulations, decision, measures, procedure and forms.

This website and its usage are governed by the laws of the Lao PDR.


While we consistently endeavor to ensure that the content of this website is accurate and relevant, information is subject to change and we cannot guarantee that the content is always accurate and up-to-date.

The information contained in this website, including any laws and regulations, are not the official legal documents. But instead represent unofficial documents. Visitors to this website are required to refer to the official documents published by the respective agencies and departments, to ascertain the facts.

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce or any other government agency represented in this website are not liable for any financial losses, damages or legal actions resulting from the use of information published on this website.

We are not responsible for the content of any linked websites. These external websites are governed by different terms and conditions.


This website and its content is the copyright of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Lao PDR, unless otherwise stated.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only 
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our expressed written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

Any logos of the government entities represented on this website may not be reproduced without permission.  Any enquiries about permission to reproduce the logos or any other material must be addressed to the Lao Trade Portal Manager using the Contact Us form on this website.