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Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities

Vientiane’s Department of Public Works and Transport is calling on the owners of advertising signs, ATM booths and telephone lines in the capital to ask for permission before their erection.

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Ministry orders Registration of Social Media news Platforms

Authorities have told the administrators of social media news platforms to register their accounts or pages, or they could face legal action.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government seeks to minimize Budget Burdens and Debt Distress

The government has outlined measures to boost national revenue for 2020 while ensuring the effectiveness of state investment projects.
Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Ministry urges Taxpayers to limit Cash Payments

Taxpayers are being encouraged to pay their dues electronically via commercial banks as part of its efforts to plug financial loopholes, the Ministry of Finance has announced.
Date: 04 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Traffic Police start imposing harsher Drunk Driving Penalties

Vientiane traffic police officers are beginning to issue stiffer fines and confiscate the licenses of drunk drivers in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents in the capital.
Date: 01 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA approves Amendment of Court Fee Law

The National Assembly yesterday approved the amendment of the Law on Court Fees to reflect the reality of the nation while ensuring transparency and accountability in fee collection and related expenses.
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Officials banned from circulating Classified Documents

State employees are banned from circulating and distributing or even destroying classified documents of the nation as such acts could result in damaging national security and social order.
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products

Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.
Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Commerce Ministry resolves Trading Rights Issue

Foreign enterprises that export goods to the Lao market will no longer need a domestic business licence as the Commerce Ministry has resolved this contentious issue.
Date: 18 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue

The government has highlighted the need to modernise the tax collection system and enhance transparency in the financial sector to boost national revenue, a senior official has said.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports

The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Justice Ministry to upgrade Sentencing Enforcement Officials

The Ministry of Justice plans to train and supply more legal specialists to assist local authorities in the enforcement of court sentences, according to a senior ministry official.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

New Service Charter planned to ease Cross-Border Trade

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to introduce a new service charter to reduce the time it takes to authorise imports and exports, as part of efforts to improve the business climate.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Don’t use Crypto Currencies, Central Bank warns

The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned commercial banks, businesses and members of the public not to buy, sell or use cryptocurrency for money transactions as this practice is illegal.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Don’t use Crypto Currencies, Central Bank warns

The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned commercial banks, businesses and members of the public not to buy, sell or use cryptocurrency for money transactions as this practice is illegal.

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Commerce Ministry resolves Trading Rights Issue

Foreign enterprises that export goods to the Lao market will no longer need a domestic business licence as the Commerce Ministry has resolved this contentious issue.

Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA New Law spells out Duties of Billboard Makers Government revokes Import Licence Requirement for Steel, Cement more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

Ministry to bolster Trademark Protection

All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create econom mic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country. The Madrid system (officially the Madrid system fo ...

Seek Permission before flying your Drone, Ministry warns NA Members press Government to review Intellectual Property Policy New Law to promote, control Technology Transfer more

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

NA defers approval of amended Land Law Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects more

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products

Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.

Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue Cabinet approves Tax Law changes New Decree offers Tax Breaks for Investors in Lao SEZs more

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