Lao PDR Charts and Figures- January 2019

This document provides a panoply of important socio-economic data concerning Laos such as GDP indicators, employment per sector (agriculture, manufacture and services), population age, health expenditure, consumption per capita, income inequality, education indicator, corruption levels, competitiveness, price of water and electricity, etc. It begins with an updated background of Laos, SWOT analysis of the Lao […]

ECCIL Service Brochure

The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR (ECCIL) is the only official representative of the European business community in Laos. We represent the interests of European businesses in Laos via our active engagement in advocacy and provision of information and tailor-made services. To access the full brochure, please click here:

Job Vacancy: Consultant for T4SD Hub Laos

January 11, 2019 ECCIL News, News

The International Trade Centre, under The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Programme is seeking an International Consultant to provide support in the establishment and implementation of a T4SD Hub in Laos. Keep reading

The ECCIL 2019 Networking Events Calendar- Update

January 11, 2019 ECCIL News, News

The 2019 ECCIL Networking Events Calendar is here with the updated day of events, including the newly set date for the first Top Executive Meeting to ever be held! These evenings are made possible by the generous sponsorship of our members and others so we are now asking for expressions of interest in sponsoring one […]

Law on Value-Added Tax (Amended) Part I- General Provisions

This Law defines principles, regulations, methods and measures on the management and inspection of Value Added Tax to ensure that its implementation is effective to promote the production, business operations, investments, exportations, and supplies of goods and services aiming at increasing revenue to the State budget, creating conditions for regional and international integration and contributing […]

Pharmaceutical Industry Profile

Similar to the rest of the healthcare industry, historically pharmaceutical production in Lao PDR has been monopolized by state-owned enterprises and only recently has been gradually opened for private sector investment. The Investment Law (2009) identified drug production as a promoted sector for private sector investment. It has, however, been removed from the list of […]

ECCIL White Paper 2018: Healthcare System

The improvement of the Lao healthcare system is often stated as a key factor in the development of the Laos. It is a stated objective of the government to enact reform within the healthcare system by 2025, attempting to create a general improvement within the public healthcare system. Although the government has succeeded in providing […]

ECCIL White Paper 2018: Tourism

This white paper will focus upon ways in which the government can develop the ecotourism market. Ecotourism involves “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” As over 80% of visitors entered Laos for leisure with primary interest in nature and culture, […]

Briefing Note: Skills Gap

December 28, 2018 ECCIL News, News, White Papers 2017

As Laos grows economically, so too does the demand for skilled workers within the country. But employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find Lao workers to fill those jobs and have had to resort to importing labour from neighbouring countries for even relatively low-skilled positions. To access the document please click here: