8 Jan 2018
LAOS: Detailed List of Officially Approved Wooden Exports Released
A detailed list of wooden products for export has been released by the Lao government, which includes different types of interior flooring, furniture, carpentry, as well as bamboo and rattan goods. The full list in local language can be accessed here.
The list is in line with a May 2016 prime ministerial ordinance, which banned the export of all timber from Laos unless they are first processed into finished products. The government subsequently announced in October 2016 the broad categories of wooden products that are either prohibited from or approved for export. For details, see LAOS: 12 Categories of Wooden Exports Banned and 12 Officially Approved.