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Laos Import Restrictions

In order to enter Laos, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Laos government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Laos, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Laos.

Import restrictions

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic admits only the following goods. Senders require the written authorisation of the Lao Ministry of Industry and Trade to send anything not on the list:

Special documentation

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In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Lao People’s Democratic Republic prohibits: