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Telephone Number Registry Checks planned as Decree Drafted

A planned review of all mobile telephone numbers registered for use via the nation's mobile SIM cards is to be led by the Ministry of Post and Communications aiming to ensure records are up to date.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector

The e-commerce market in Laos is set to take off amidst the rapid growth of internet penetration in the region but the country still does not have laws to regulate such activities, experts have noted.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

NA supports Enactment of Data Protection Law

While National Assembly (NA) members spoke in support of enacting the Law on Data Protection, many expressed confusion as to whether this law differed from the Law on ICT and Law on Cyber Crime.
Date: 14 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos to fight against Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property

Laos highly respects its obligations to protect cultural heritage, in particular its movable cultural heritage, after the country accepted the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the illicit trafficking of cultural property at the end of 2015.
Date: 21 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Authorities to take Action against Illegal ICT Devices

Authorities are set to take action to address illegal and unsafe information and communication technology (ICT) devices after learning that substandard products have been imported illegally, creating safety concerns.
Date: 04 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Govt opens Centres to register Lao Workers in Thailand

Laos and Thailand have agreed to cooperate more closely to assist Lao workers in Thailand who hold a passport but whose temporary work permit has expired.

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Revenue Rise foreshadowed after Survey reveals Tax Dodging

Taxation revenue to the government is set to increase by 10 percent as a result of a na tionwide survey to identify and update such sources, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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City Authorities register Foreign Workers

Vientiane labour authorities have opened centres to register the foreign workforce in the capital, aiming to issue temporary work permits for those who are currently working illegally.

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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ASEAN MSMEs need More Financial, Technical Support: Study

MANILA - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has available programs and pushing for policies that will boost micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the region needs to introduce more financial and technical support to MSMEs, an ASEAN study said.

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ASEAN urged to widen Development through Inclusive Business

MANILA - The 10-member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enjoined to promote inclusive business model in the region in order to achieve greater impact of development and reach the bottom of the pyramid.

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Asean Members give Further Boost to Single Aviation Market

Air transport officials of Asean member state countries will work to build up the Asean Single Aviation Market, which is seen as one of the key milestones in developing the Asean Economic Community.

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ASEAN Labour Ministers convene Special Session on OSH in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Bernama) - ASEAN labour ministers today convened a special session on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in conjunction with the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.

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