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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. At the same time, the whole population of investment and sectoral regulations that affect business startup need to be reviewed to determine which steps and requirements are still necessary and which steps and requirements can be combined or eliminated. Some of the steps and requirements that are still necessary can be made less burdensome by being made subject to verification after a business is up and running rather than before it starts up. With clear startup provisions and a regulatory review process, the burden of business regulation can be reduced. That reduction should result in more businesses starting up and being more successful.


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    Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law

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Streamlining business startup through effective implementation of the Enterprise Law (Laotian). Business issues bulletin Lao PDR ; No. 4 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.