The Financial Information Technology department and the NSWA+ team have organized NSWA+
system training for TOYOTA LAOS CO., LTD and Souvanny Trading Export-Import Sole Company
Limited on the 19th and 26th of October 2022, respectively, and will continue the training for all
Economic operators to support.

 

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Students from the Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos participated in the NSWA+ training to learn about the National Single Window system's purposes, features, and interface. This training was also an excellent opportunity to broaden their horizons and explore future career prospects with us.

 

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Last Friday 11 November 2022, Customs Department, Ministry of Finance and NSWA+ team held the "NSWA+ system training and electronic signature instruction of trade formalities process" for over 40 companies in Lao PDR.

 

The NSWA+ training demonstrated the update system that integrates ASYCUDA functions directly into the National Single Window system, where EOs and Shipping agents can capture the ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD) directly in NSWA+ without the need to separately login into ASYCUDA.

 

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The Lao National Single Window system has been formally implemented at Savannakhet International Checkpoint.

 

On July 19, 2022, the Lao National Single Window system was formally deployed at Savannakhet International Checkpoint to manage the import and export of goods and equipment (including tax-exempt items) at Friendship Bridge II International Checkpoint, Dansavan International Checkpoint, and Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone customs office (Dry Port). According to official notification No.1885 issued by the Ministry of Finance on July 18, 2022

 

The system provides a one-stop-shop for economic operators from permits to ease of payments through BCEL and LDB Bank online applications, including Smart Tax, I-Banking, BCEL One, Corporate Banking, cash, money transfers, and cheques.

 

LNSW is actively working toward implementing its fully digital system across all major international checkpoints in Lao PDR by 2022.

 

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Champasack officially deployed LNSW system

 

LNSW continues to digitalize customs operations and simplify trade formalities by deploying its Single Window system to manage the import-export and transit of goods and equipment at Champasack province including: Vangtao International Customs Checkpoint, Customs Office at Vungtao Dry Port and Nong Nok Khiene International Border.

 

The launch was conducted on September 23, 2022 by Champasak Customs Department, Ministry of Finance, and BIVAC Lao, and was chaired by Deputy Director General of the Customs Department, Ministry of Finance, Mr Saymanolin Sinbandhit, and Head of Customs in Pakse province, Mr. Bounpheng Kemmala.

 

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The system training for business operators involved in food importation

 

The Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health and BIVAC (LAO) Co., LTD held a training session on how to utilize the Lao National Single System (LNSW), as well as a discussing the issuance process of electronic import formalities for more than 20 business operators involved in importing food products.

 

The training was held on September 16, 2022 at the Lao Plaza Hotel, chaired by Mr. Bounsou Keohavong, director-general of the Food and Drug Department (MOH), and Mr. Stephane GIL, CEO of Bivac Lao, and was attended by government and business sectors representative.

 

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New Single Window concession: Laos

 

14/02/13

BIVAC (LAO) has signed an agreement to implement and operate a National Single Window in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

 

Signed on 28 January 2013 in Vientiane, Laos, the agreement takes the form of a joint venture between the Government of Laos' Ministry of Finance and BIVAC (LAO). The initial concession period is for 10 years of full operation, and covers all borders and airports. The Government will collaborate with BIVAC (LAO) to ensure the Single Window works efficiently, and meets agreed objectives.

 

Through the National Single Window all users will electronically submit forms for import, export and transit procedures. The National Single Window covers all stakeholders in both the private and the public sector, including importers, exporters, traders, government agencies, the customs department, institutions such as banks….

 

Promoted by international bodies, and in line with ASEAN targets, National Single Window represents an important mechanism for countries looking to speed up clearance of goods through customs corridors.