Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

The Lao Government has simplified its tariff structure and is gradually amending non-tariff barriers.  Laos has placed a high priority on trade facilitation and was one of the earliest countries to ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.  The Bilateral Trade Agreement with the United States lowers tariffs on a range of American products and offers importers the ability to appeal tariff decisions they feel are improper.

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Laos Trade Barriers