About Laos

LAOS IS A MEMBER OF THE 12 NATION – ASEAN

It is situated in the heart of a region with strong economic activity and is committed to pursuing the wide range of economic opportunities its location & resources make possible.

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It provides great opportunities for businesses who have know-how & a capacity to invest and aspire to becoming part of the ‘Asian Century’.
Its landlocked status is increasingly rebranded as ‘land-linked’ in recognition of its strategic location between the large markets of China, Thailand and Vietnam.


About the size of Victoria, Laos has a total population of 7 million, and as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, with consistent growth of around 8 per cent in recent years, Laos is on track to graduate from least-developed country status by 2020.

Laos has traditionally been seen through the prism of its challenges; those challenges are increasingly bringing opportunities, and it has a relatively liberal trade & investment regime that has been strengthened through the country’s preparations to join the World Trade Organization. Constraints on further private sector growth relate to infrastructure, productivity & human capacity.

Links

Official Laos Government Website http://www.laotradeportal.gov.la/
ASEAN website http://www.aseansec.org/overview/
Australian embassy in Laos website http://www.laos.embassy.gov.au/vtan/home.html
Australian Govt. Laos Profile http://www.austrade.gov.au/Export/Export-Markets/Countries/Laos/Market-Profile#.UuiaoxbF_dk