Laos exports first shipment of rice quota to China

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos recently began shipping the first 1,100 tonnes of polished rice to China as part of a 50,000-tonne export quota agreement between the Lao government and China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO).This first shipment is being transported in July ...

News Desk

New project promoting export competitiveness in northern Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A new Promotion of Export Competitiveness in Northern Laos (ECL) project aims to increase investment in exports of targeted sectors to sustainably improvement incomes of poor households, particularly women.The target is to be achieved by improving the export competitiveness of the ...

News Desk

Lao Govt to facilitate export businesses

The government has removed some export businesses from its list of controlled businesses as part of efforts to boost the export of Lao goods to foreign markets, according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.The ministry announced recently that the government no longer regarded the ...

Times Reporters

Laos lowers target for earnings from sugar exports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has reduced its target for earnings from sugar exports compared to the figure for last year after a drop in annual revenues from exports of the commodity.Last year, the target for sugar exports was US$92.4 million, but total earnings amounted ...

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Laos' rice exports expected to fall following 2018 floods

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is anticipating reduced income from rice exports in 2019 in the wake of widespread flooding across the country last year.The country set a target of US$45.6 million for rice exports last year but could only achieve US$31.4 million, according to ...

News Desk

Laos eyes increased exports to China, drop in imports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao exports to China this year are expected to increase to US$1,510 million, while imports will decline to US$985 million, according to the latest projections from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.Last year, Laos planned to earn US$1,478 million from exports ...

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Savan Park exports set to increase 15-20%

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Exports from Savan Park (Zone C) in the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Savannakhet province are expected to increase by 15 to 20 per cent this year due to rising production capacity.Savan Park achieved exports of more than US$400 million ...

News Desk

Lao furniture makers struggle with export sales

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Furniture Association has asked authorities to do all they can to assist with the shipping of wood and furniture products purchased by foreign customers at exhibitions in Laos.Lao wood and furniture producers have been facing major challenges in exporting ...

News Desk

Northern project aiming to boost exports, ease poverty

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a new effort to increase the country’s exports and support investment in business development.Targeting sectors in the three northern provinces of Laos where improvements would directly increase ...

News Desk

Thailand will be both an importer and a co-distributor of electricity from Laos to Malaysia and Singapore

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister said that Thai government has no means to increase the import of electricity from Laos, but instead to develop transmission lines to Malaysia and Singapore for power distribution.More ...

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