Parcel delivery to Laos
Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. The country is a socialist republic with a single party. The majority of the national economy is based on exporting its natural resources to its neighbors. About 80% of the 6.5 million people are employed in substenance agriculture, mostly rice. Most of the population speaks Laos. It is joined together with its neighbors by an infastructure of highways and railways. Most of the airports are unpaved.
Customs for parcel shipping to Laos
The system of Laos PDR (Customs) translates to the transaction value system. In Laos imported goods are classified by the Harmonized System. Each good is assigned to a category that has a corresponding code. These codes are based on a set of international standards regarding tariffs and trade. The goods are assigned a value that reflects the market value of the commodity in question. When considering the declared value of a parcel be sure to include the shipping and insurance charges.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Laos
The following types of commodities are prohibited from importation into Laos: illicit narcotics, weapons and explosives, chemical fertilizers, fuel, plants or their products, knives and other weapons, live animals, right
driving cars, prescription drugs, obscene or subverse materials, counterfeit goods and currency, images of God or Buddha (monks excluded), and pornography.
Additionally hazardous materials are prohibited in Laos. These may include: acids, batteries, biological products, chemicals, corrosives, cosmetics, dangerous goods, flammables, gases, ice, infectious substances, liquids, magnets, oxidizers, paints, perfume, poisons, radioactive material, or toiletries.
Parcel documents delivering to Laos
Shippers may hire a freight broker or they can choose to furnish the appropriate documentation themselves. Parcels bound for Laos must be accompanied by up to four document. These include a cargo control or transport document, a carrier advice notice, an invoice, and any relevant permits and authorizations. The Cargo Control Document includes a declaration form as well as a certificate of origin.