Services & Advocacy

ECCIL has mainly two strategic objectives – advocacy for the interests of its members and providing services to members and non-members.
For other services than information, which are provided for free to members in the Euro-Lao Business section of the website, members are charged at preferential rates compared to non-members.

November 9, 2023 Advocacy, ECCIL at Work

Strategic Advocacy Meeting with Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

On November 7, our Deputy Executive Director, Enrico Bargnani, and External Relations Officer, Phoutong Sorinxay, had the privilege of meeting with Mr. Bounyavath NIRAXAY, Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, along with his team. This meeting was a crucial component of EuroCham Laos’ advocacy efforts within the Trade and Logistics […]

ECCIL EuroCham Executive Director participated EBO Worldwide Network bi-annual meeting

From the 8th to 10th of June, ECCIL EuroCham Executive director Thiane Khamvongsa, participated to the European Business Organisations (EBO) Worldwide Network bi-annual meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The bi-annual meeting of EBOs Commission services. The meeting is organised by the EBOs secretariat and the EU Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and [...]

Special economic zone authority to issue certificates of origin

The government plans to promote and facilitate investments in the national capital’s economic zone by streamlining the issuing of preferential certificates of origin in the szone. The Department of Import and Export under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce recently assigned the authorisation to the Vientiane Special Economic Zone Authority Office for issuing the preferential [...]

Lao Govt. Raises Minimum Wage for Private Sector Employees

Lao PDR Raises Statutory Minimum Wage from August 2022. As the costs of essential commodities continue to soar, driven by the unfettered weakening of the Lao Kip, the pandemic, and other external factors, many people on Lao PDR are having a hard time making ends meet. The government has agreed to increase the monthly minimum [...]

Lao Govt Aims to Improve Public Procurement Process.

Efficient management of the government’s budget was essential to strengthen the economy and improve the government’s procurement process, said by a senior official from Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr Bounleua Sinxayvoravong. He was speaking at the launch of the Lao public procurement website, supported by the EU through the World Bank. The objective of the […]

Laos Promotes Renewable Energy to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

       Laos is committed to further promoting renewable energy and investments in low-carbon sectors to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.        Strong foreign private investment inflows are expected to support the development and supply of low-carbon electricity and grid connectivity in Laos for export markets, according to the latest report from […]

Consultation meeting between Tax Department, Ministry of Finance and ECCIL EuroCham Laos

Department of Customs led by the Deputy Director General, Mr. Phaithoun Thienglamay had warmly welcome ECCIL EuroCham Laos team for the first official meeting regarding VAT issues facing by ECCIL members on 25 March 2022 at the Tax Department. The meeting was attended by EuroCham Laos team, members and the Tax Department team. The meeting […]

The Export Potential of Laos Agri-Food to the EU Market

Research Dissemination Workshop on “The Export Potential of Laos Agri-Food to the EU Market” The Economic Research Institute for Industry and Trade, ministry of Industry and Commerce held the Research Dissemination Workshop on “The Export Potential of Laos Agri-Food to the EU Market” in 16 February participated by various participants both in person and online. [...]