Economic policy and administration
Business structures and legal registration
Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased
The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce. The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...
New DG takes office at National Economic Research Institute
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Economic Research Institute has a new chief with Acting Director General of the National Economic Research Institute, Dr Leeber Leebouapao, appointed to the post of Director General to replace the retiring Mr Bouasone Bouphavanh.An official announcement of the appointment ...
Lao business sector seeking crackdown on illegal operators
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Legitimate private sector interests have called on the government body responsible for creating a business-friendly environment to tackle illicit trade, informal businesses, and firms operating without licences.Members of the business community representing numerous companies and entrepreneurs made the call at a ...
Workshop Held On Amendments To Enterprise Bankruptcy Regulation in Laos
(KPL) The Ministry of Justice on July 18 organized a consultation workshop on draft amendments to the Law on Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy of Enterprise. The draft amendments are expected to be soon submitted to the National Assembly for consideration for approval.The meeting was held in Vientiane Capital ...
KPL News Desk
PM vows to step up efforts to improve business climate as Laos’ ranking slides
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly (NA) that his government will do more to improve the business environment after Laos’ global ease-of-doing-business ranking fell 13 places.More ...
Lax Investment Law Enforcement in Laos Brings Flood of Small Chinese Businesses
The Lao government’s failure to strictly enforce foreign investment laws is allowing a growing number of Chinese entrepreneurs to dodge investment rules and avoid paying taxes while operating shops and restaurants in the Southeast Asian country, an official from the Ministry of Planning and Investment ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Foreign owned hair salons face up to cuts as authorities act
Numerous hair salons operated or owned by foreign nationals in Vientiane have been ordered to shut down temporarily after authorities found them to be in breach of the related regulations.More ...