Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.

Labelling and marking has become an obligation for importers in Laos.  Every product imported or locally produced must be labelled in Lao language prior to distribution. The label must include product name, trademark as registered by manufacturer and importer, name and address of manufacturer or importer/distributor, country of origin, price, weight, ingredients, direction of use, warning, date of manufacture and expiry, according to Ministerial Ordinance on products labeling in Lao language No. 2501/MOIC.DTD, dated 16 December 2015.  This requirement is not consistently applied as many Thai goods are regularly imported and distributed without Lao language. 

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