Lao People's Democratic Republic

Customs Law

Year of Version:2005
Date of Entry into Force:August 25, 2005
Date of Text (Enacted):May 20, 2005
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications
The customs offices have the authority to inspect and seize goods that violate the intellectual property rights. They verify the quantity, types and origin of imported and exported goods prescribed in the license issued by relevant authorities.

For provisions relating to intellectual property, see:
-Part II, Chapter I (Classifications of goods and country of origin of goods), Chapter 3 (Restricted and prohibited goods);
-Part III, Chapter 5, Article 28 (registration of the detailed customs declaration forms subject to post clearance such as country of origin of goods, goods classification); Article 52 (minor offences concerning goods classification & origin of goods)
Available Texts: 

Customs Law Customs Law, Complete document (pdf) [305 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:LA005