Lao PDR Charts and Figures- February 2019

This document will give an overview of the current socio-economic data concerning Laos. It looks into various areas such as GDP indicators, competitiveness and doing business, enterprises, technology in enterprises, infrastructure, vehicles in Lao PDR, tourism, remittances, exchange rates, budgets, financing, as well as other updates. To access the document, please click here:

The 1st Lao International Food Expo (LIFE) 2019

February 4, 2019 ECCIL News, News

The 1st Lao International Food Expo 2019 is the national and regional Expo to upgrade agricultural products and also to implement National Socio-Economic Development Plan which focuses on promoting export products from agro-processing processing enterprises. Additionally, the Lao government also promotes export products of potential products including tea, coffee, rice and so on. The Expo […]

2018 Annual Meeting & the 30th Anniversary of the LNCCI

January 24, 2019 ECCIL News, News

Yesterday was the 2018 Annual Meeting and marks the 30th year anniversary of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) with the honorable attendance of H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. The event was participated by concerned government officials including the Minister of the Ministry of Industry of Commerce, H.E. Mme Khemmani […]

EU-ASEAN Factsheet January 2019

The European Union and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are upgrading their relationship to a Strategic Partnership. This decision was taken by EU and ASEAN countries’ Foreign Ministers at the EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on 21 January 2019. EU-ASEAN (consisting of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, […]

ASEAN Framework on digital data governance

ASEAN, with the right elements in place such as good and robust infrastructure, sound and progressive policies and governance frameworks, ASEAN’s potential for growth is tremendous. This Framework sets out the strategic priorities, principles and initiatives to guide ASEAN Member States in their policy and regulatory approaches towards digital data governance (which include both personal […]

PM’s Decree on List of Controlled and Concession Businesses (Lao Version)

The Prime Minister has finally signed the decree regarding the list of controlled businesses. However, only the Lao version of the document is available. The document has not yet been published in the Lao Gazette, nor on the relevant government websites. We are currently checking whether there is an English version and will come back […]

Lao PDR in international comparison – November 2018 (Updated)

This document provides an updated insight into socio-economic indicators concerning Laos, in comparison with other ASEAN countries and more broadly within the global economy. It is, therefore, an exhaustive overview of the economic potential but also obstacles of Laos, which provide a complete understanding for potential investors. Socio-economic data concerning Laos are put in perspective […]