Provides references to the principle business associations, indicating which accept U.S. companies. Describes the primary roles of those associations and to what extent they influence government actions.

LNCCI is the main business association in Laos, and several other organizations work on business issues within Laos, including:

  • The American Lao Business Association (a member of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.)
  • The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council
  • The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Laos
  • The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Laos
  • Other foreign chambers, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and others.

Many of the western chambers that conduct their business in English have flexible membership requirements.

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Laos Trade Associations