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Rolling out value added tax in Lao PDR : issues for effective implementation (English)

The Lao PDR started implementing the Value Added Tax (VAT) in January 2010 to strengthen its financial management, improve its tax base and serve as an additional source of revenue for the government's central budget. ... See More +

Brief 54366 JAN 01, 2010

Laotian Disclosed

Rolling out value added tax in Lao PDR : issues for effective implementation (Laotian)

The Lao PDR started implementing the Value Added Tax (VAT) in January 2010 to strengthen its financial management, improve its tax base and serve as an additional source of revenue for the government's central budget. ... See More +

Brief 54366 JAN 01, 2010

English Disclosed

Streamlining business registration in Lao PDR : reducing the burden of the company seal (English)

Lao PDR requires all companies to have a company seal. This part of the registration process accounts for a significant amount of the time needed for starting up a new business. ... See More +

Brief 49091 JUN 01, 2009

Laotian Disclosed

Streamlining business registration in Lao PDR : reducing the burden of the company seal (Laotian)

Lao PDR requires all companies to have a company seal. This part of the registration process accounts for a significant amount of the time needed for starting up a new business. ... See More +

Brief 49091 JUN 01, 2009

English Disclosed

Toward a unified investment promotion law : further enhancing the investment climate for growth (Laotian)

The first foreign investment law in Lao PDR was promulgated in 1989 following the government's adoption of the New Economic Mechanism reforms in the mid 1980s. ... See More +

Brief 47254 DEC 01, 2008

English Disclosed

Toward a unified investment promotion law : further enhancing the investment climate for growth (English)

The first foreign investment law in Lao PDR was promulgated in 1989 following the government's adoption of the New Economic Mechanism reforms in the mid 1980s. ... See More +

Brief 47254 DEC 01, 2008

Laotian Disclosed

Improving the investment climate for the mining sector in Lao PDR (English)

The mining sector in Lao PDR has grown rapidly since 2000 when the country significantly widened its doors to private enterprise. Mineral resources with good prospects include: gold, copper, tin, coal, potash, gypsum, and sapphire, and there is potential for mining other minerals as well. ... See More +

Brief 45082 MAR 01, 2008

Laotian Disclosed

Major steps towards improving the legal infrastructure of the financial sector in Lao PDR (Laotian)

The development of the financial sector requires a sound legal framework, which enhances the ability of financial institutions to operate and provide needed services. ... See More +

Brief 40854 JUL 01, 2007

English Disclosed

Major steps towards improving the legal infrastructure of the financial sector in Lao PDR (English)

The development of the financial sector requires a sound legal framework, which enhances the ability of financial institutions to operate and provide needed services. ... See More +

Brief 40854 JUL 01, 2007

Laotian Disclosed

Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law (Laotian)

The Enterprise Law and its implementing regulations are important steps for facilitating business in Lao PDR. The other laws and regulations related to startup of businesses besides the Enterprise Law need similar provisions to ensure that businesses are able to startup freely. ... See More +

Brief 40853 MAR 01, 2007

English Disclosed

Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law (English)

The Enterprise Law and its implementing regulations are important steps for facilitating business in Lao PDR. The other laws and regulations related to startup of businesses besides the Enterprise Law need similar provisions to ensure that businesses are able to startup freely. ... See More +

Brief 40853 MAR 01, 2007

Laotian Disclosed

Improving the investment climate for the mining sector in Lao PDR (Laotian)

The mining sector in Lao PDR has grown rapidly since 2000 when the country significantly widened its doors to private enterprise. Mineral resources with good prospects include: gold, copper, tin, coal, potash, gypsum, and sapphire, and there is potential for mining other minerals as well. ... See More +

Brief 45082 JAN 01, 2007

English Disclosed

The new Enterprise Law : a major step towards improving business environment in Lao PDR (English)

The new Enterprise Law (EL), which was approved by the National Assembly in October 2005 and officially promulgated by the President in April 2006, is considered an important step towards improving the business and investment climate of Lao PDR. ... See More +

Brief 40852 JUL 01, 2006

Laotian Disclosed

The new Enterprise Law : a major step towards improving business environment in Lao PDR (Laotian)

The new Enterprise Law (EL), which was approved by the National Assembly in October 2005 and officially promulgated by the President in April 2006, is considered an important step towards improving the business and investment climate of Lao PDR. ... See More +

Brief 40852 JUL 01, 2006

English Disclosed

The Lao business forum : creating a better business environment through public-private dialogue (English)

This bulletin discusses the first Lao Business Forum (LBF) which will be held in Vientiane in October 2005. This forum will be bringing together representatives from the private sector, government agencies and the donor community to engage in discussions aimed at improving the environment for private sector business in Laos. ... See More +

Brief 39126 SEP 01, 2005

Laotian

The Lao business forum : creating a better business environment through public-private dialogue (Laotian)

This bulletin discusses the first Lao Business Forum (LBF) which will be held in Vientiane in October 2005. This forum will be bringing together representatives from the private sector, government agencies and the donor community to engage in discussions aimed at improving the environment for private sector business in Laos. ... See More +

Brief 39126 SEP 01, 2005

English Disclosed

High import and export costs : a key constraint for the competitiveness of Lao industry (Laotian)

This bulletin discusses the factors contributing to the high costs of importing and exporting through Thailand, drawing in particular from the World Bank's study on logistics development and trade facilitation in Laos. ... See More +

Brief 39125 FEB 01, 2005

English

High import and export costs : a key constraint for the competitiveness of Lao industry (English)

This bulletin discusses the factors contributing to the high costs of importing and exporting through Thailand, drawing in particular from the World Bank's study on logistics development and trade facilitation in Laos. ... See More +

Brief 39125 FEB 01, 2005

Laotian

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Rolling out value added tax in Lao PDR : issues for effective implementation (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 54366 Brief Laotian
Rolling out value added tax in Lao PDR : issues for effective implementation (Laotian)
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JAN 01, 2010 54366 Brief English
Streamlining business registration in Lao PDR : reducing the burden of the company seal (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 49091 Brief Laotian
Streamlining business registration in Lao PDR : reducing the burden of the company seal (Laotian)
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JUN 01, 2009 49091 Brief English
Toward a unified investment promotion law : further enhancing the investment climate for growth (Laotian)
See More +
DEC 01, 2008 47254 Brief English
Toward a unified investment promotion law : further enhancing the investment climate for growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47254 Brief Laotian
Improving the investment climate for the mining sector in Lao PDR (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 45082 Brief Laotian
Major steps towards improving the legal infrastructure of the financial sector in Lao PDR (Laotian)
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JUL 01, 2007 40854 Brief English
Major steps towards improving the legal infrastructure of the financial sector in Lao PDR (English)
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JUL 01, 2007 40854 Brief Laotian
Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law (Laotian)
See More +
MAR 01, 2007 40853 Brief English
Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2007 40853 Brief Laotian
Improving the investment climate for the mining sector in Lao PDR (Laotian)
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JAN 01, 2007 45082 Brief English
The new Enterprise Law : a major step towards improving business environment in Lao PDR (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 40852 Brief Laotian
The new Enterprise Law : a major step towards improving business environment in Lao PDR (Laotian)
See More +
JUL 01, 2006 40852 Brief English
The Lao business forum : creating a better business environment through public-private dialogue (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2005 39126 Brief Laotian
The Lao business forum : creating a better business environment through public-private dialogue (Laotian)
See More +
SEP 01, 2005 39126 Brief English
High import and export costs : a key constraint for the competitiveness of Lao industry (Laotian)
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FEB 01, 2005 39125 Brief English
High import and export costs : a key constraint for the competitiveness of Lao industry (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 39125 Brief Laotian