The main purpose of the Inventory of Business Licenses is to create the catalogue of all the procedures to start and run a business in Lao PDR. The web portal is a tool to improve the transparency and efficiency of the general business environment to reduce the costs it currently imposes on all enterprises, and in particular SMEs that find it more difficult to deal with complex and opaque procedures.
This website consists of 5 functions as following:
Users can find formalities by: (1) Using search bar to find formalities such as: Business Operating License, Permit, Certificate and other formalities. and (2) When user puts any keywords on the search bar, relevant formalities will show in the result immediately. When clicking on the name of the formality, the users will be led to another page which shows the details of the selected formality.
In addition to that, users can also find other related official websites such as National Enterprise Database, Lao PDR Trade Portal, Lao Service Portal, Lao National Single Window, One Stop Service of the Investment Promotion Department, and foreign trade policy of the Lao PDR.
II. Find formality
Users can use the filter function in order to look for a formality. This function includes: (1) filter by type of formalities, (2) filter by section, (3) filter by authority
Users can find formalities based on the Lao Lao Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (LSIC) which are categorized into 21 sectors
IV. Women Entrepreneur
Users can follow the related information on promoting woman entrepreneurs in doing business in Lao PDR.
This page summaries all formalities issued by authorities, categorized into 2 main 2 groups: (1) Formalities by authorities, (2) Formalities by sectors
Notice: Only formalities related to operating business from Departments in 18 Ministries, the Bank of Lao PDR, and 4 Departments in Vientiane Capital are available on this website. Only formalities related to operating business are selected. Formalities from some Departments of the Ministries and Departments at Provincial level are not yet available on this website.
The website has been built with the support of the Lao Trade and Competitiveness Project which is a multi-donor trust fund by AusAID (Australia), Irish Aid, and USAID (USA). This is a part of project implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and administered by the World Bank.