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Importing animal and plant products into the US:
Issues relating to trade
WTO publications:
Issues relating to trade
Lao government agencies and resources:
Other relevant issues in the Lao PDR
Laos: Department of Standardization & Metrology (DoSM), Ministry of Science & Technology: https://www.iso.org/member/537437.html
Laos: Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science & Technology: https://dip.gov.la/ and https://www.wipo.int/directory/en/contact.jsp?country_id=98&type=ADMIN
National industrial design collection: https://www3.wipo.int/designdb/en/?q=%7B%22filters%22:[%7B%22fi%22:%22SOURCE%22,%22te%22:%22LAID%22%7D]%7D
National patent collection: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/result.jsf?query=CTR:LA
National trademark collection: https://www3.wipo.int/branddb/en/?q=%7B%22filters%22:[%7B%22fi%22:%22SOURCE%22,%22te%22:%22LATM%22%7D]%7D
Office of origin (trademarks): https://www3.wipo.int/branddb/en/?q=%7B%22searches%22:[%7B%22co%22:%22AND%22,%22fi%22:%22OO%22,%22te%22:%22LA%22%7D]%7D


Relevant laws and regulations:
Other relevant issues in the Lao PDR
Law on intellectual property (2018): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/18024
Decree on import and export management (2001): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/6028
Decree on patents and industrial design (2002): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/5787
Decree on trademark registration (1995): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/5785
Decree on trade competition (2004): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/5788
Regulation on the Implementation of Decree on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Designs (2003): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/5926
Regulation on the Registration of Trademarks (2002): https://wipolex.wipo.int/en/legislation/details/5930

Publications:
Other relevant issues in the Lao PDR
Entrepreneur Eco-system in Laos (2019) in Lao language: https://english.dggf.nl/publications/publications/2019/4/30/ctg-regional-report-mekong-in-laotian
Entrepreneur Eco-system in Laos (2019) in English language: https://english.dggf.nl/publications/publications/2019/4/30/ctg-laos
Export potential in Lao PDR for processed wood and specialty agriculture: https://umbraco.exportpotential.intracen.org/media/1148/lao-report_final.pdf
Laos Enterprise Survey (2016): http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/214641482731818886/pdf/111256-WP-PUBLIC-Lao-PDR-2016.pdf
Laos Enterprise Survey (2018): https://www.enterprisesurveys.org/en/data/exploreeconomies/2018/lao-pdr
Lao Labour Force Survey 2017: www.lsb.gov.la/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Labor-force_report-22-june_ENG.pdf
Laos in the 'Doing Business' global survey (summary): http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/data/exploreeconomies/lao-pdr
Laos in the 'Doing Business' global survey (full report): http://www.doingbusiness.org/content/dam/doingBusiness/country/l/lao-pdr/LAO.pdf
Laos Logistics Capacity Assessment: https://dlca.logcluster.org/display/public/DLCA/Lao+People%27s+Democratic+Republic
Laos Logistics Performance Index (World Bank): https://lpi.worldbank.org/international/scorecard/radar/254/C/LAO/2018#chartarea
Laos Statistical Yearbook 2018: http://www.lsb.gov.la/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Statistical-Yearbook-2018.pdf
Laos Trade and Private Sector Development Roadmap: https://www.enhancedif.org/en/country-profile/lao-pdr
OECD Investment Policy Review: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/9789264276055-en.pdf
Socio-economic atlas of Laos: https://laos.opendevelopmentmekong.net/announcements/socio-economic-atlas-of-the-lao-pdr-2015-launched
Standards measurement in Laos: https://trade4devnews.enhancedif.org/en/impact-story/better-business-making-standard-measurements-work-lao-pdr
Statistical Report on Tourism in Laos (2018): https://www.tourismlaos.org/files/files/Statistical%20Report%20on%20Tourism%20in%20Laos/2018%20Statistical%20Report%20on%20Tourism.pdf
Trade in Laos: https://trade4devnews.enhancedif.org/en/qa/phouvieng-phongsa-examining-lao-pdrs-trade-journey
Various business laws (Ministry of Planning and Investment): http://www.investlaos.gov.la/index.php/start-up/laws-and-regulations

Websites:
Other relevant issues in the Lao PDR
Access to finance (for SMEs): http://smelaos.com/access-to-finance
Arise Plus Laos: http://www.t4dlaos.org/eu-ict-project/
Dept. for Intellectual Property (MoST): https://dip.gov.la/?lang=en
ITC in Laos: http://www.intracen.org/country/lao-pdr
Lao Business Forum: http://lncci.la/about-lbf
Lao Coffee Association: https://laocoffeeproductprice.la
Lao Competitiveness and Trade project: http://www.t4dlaos.org/lct-project/
Lao e-commerce platform: http://www.plaosme.com
Lao Statistics Bureau: http://www.lsb.gov.la
Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry: http://lncci.la
Made in Laos: http://lncci.la/made-in-laos/
Ministry of Industry and Commerce: http://www.moic.gov.la
Nexus for Development: https://nexusfordevelopment.org
SME Access to Finance project (SMEA2F): http://www.t4dlaos.org/small-and-medium-enterprise-access-to-finance-smea2f-project/
SME Service Centre: http://smelaos.com
Trade for Development (T4D): http://www.t4dlaos.org
T4SD (Trade for Sustainable Development) Hub Lao: https://sustainabilitymap.org/laopdr
Women's Entrepreneurial Centre: http://www.facebook.com/laoswec/
World Bank in Laos: http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/lao

Agricultural sector development and challenges in Southeast Asia:
Other useful documents
Alternative e-commerce platforms:
Other useful documents  e-commerce
Banking services for Lao women entrepreneurs:
Other useful documents
Consumer goods trade fairs:
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Ebay seller hub:
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ERP:
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Ethical Trading Initiative:
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Floriculture Sustainability Initiative:
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Facebook shops (helping sell businesses sell on-line):
Other useful documents
Google adverts:
Other useful documents
How to sell your products on Alibaba.com:
Other useful documents
IFC's Food Safety Handbook:
Other useful documents
Inclusive Business Toolkit:
Other useful documents
Leading international exhibitions and trade fairs:
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On-line courses relating to business, finance and management:
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Free on-line training courses from ILO:
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ITC's e-learning campus (training courses):
Other useful documents
Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE):
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Risk management in tourism:
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Sustainable Spices Initiative:
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SME Trade Academy:
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Social Finance Academy:
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Coffee:
Other useful documents
ASEAN Coffee Federation: http://aseancoffee.org
International Coffee Organization: http://www.ico.org
World Coffee Research: https://worldcoffeeresearch.org 

Tea:
Other useful documents
Lao Tea Appreciation Society: https://laotea.org

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