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Title: Decision on Establishment and Management of Representative Office for Foreign Legal Entities in Lao PDR no. 1815/MPI, dated 30 July 2018
Type: Decision
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Planning and Investment
Issuing Date: 2019-03-18
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This decision defines the regulations, principles, and measures for the operation,  establishment and management of representative office for foreign legal entities in Lao PDR, in accordance with laws and regulations of Lao PDR, aims to enhance the foreign investment and to contribute to the national socio-economic development.



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NameDescriptionStatus
Foreign legal entities shall submit the application form (as provided) to one stop serviceForeign legal entities, who desire to establish the Representative Office in Lao PDR, shall submit the application form (as provided) to one stop service under the Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and InvestmentActive
Any representative office, who makes out a receipt or bill for income, shall be fined USD 1,000.Any representative office, who makes out a receipt or bill for income, shall be fined $ 1,000.Active
Any representative office, who lend its cooperation license to other, shall be fined USD 2,000;Any representative office, who lend its establishment license to other, shall be fined USD 2,000;Active
Any representative office, who makes change or falsify its cooperation license, shall be fined USD 3,000;Any representative office, who makes change or falsify its establishment license, shall be fined USD 3,000;Active
Any representative office, who advertise any product or service, shall be fined USD 5,000;Any representative office, who advertise any product or service, shall be fined USD 5,000;Active
Any representative office, who exercise or operate any business for incomes and benerfits, shall be fined USD 5,000;Any representative office, who exercise or operate any business for incomes and benefits, shall be fined USD 5,000;Active
Must not operate business in order to generate incomes or benefitsRepresentative office is not allow to operate business in order to generate incomes or benefitsActive
Must not advertise any type of product or serviceRepresentative office is not allow to advertise any type of product or serviceActive
Must not lend its establishment license to other for using, changing or falsifying itRepresentative office is not allow to lend its establishment license to other for using, changing or falsifying itActive
Must not make out a receipt or bill for any income or benefitRepresentative office is not allow to make out a receipt or bill for any
income or benefit
Active
Must not take advantage from the authority, responsibilities, and position for its own benefitsemployees are not allow to take advantage from the authority,
responsibilities, and position fir its own benefits
Active
Must not receive bribes from representative officeemployees are not allow to receive bribes from representative officeActive
Must not delay the time for considering documents without reasonemployees are not allow to delay the time for considering documents without reasonActive
Must not consitute any other behavior against the law and regulations.employees are not allow to constitute any other behavior against the law and regulations.Active
Any representative office, which is terminated its operation, shall submit its establishment license (original)Any representative office, which is terminated its operation, shall submit its establishment license (original) to Investment promotion department within 10 official days from the date it is terminated. Active
Representative office must be extended 30 days prior to its expiration dateRepresentative office must be extended 30 days prior to its expiration dateActive
Application form for extending representative office- A proposal or application form for extending the establishment license
- A proposal or parent company's agreement on the extension of representative office
- Representative office's establishment license (Original)
- A copy of tax certificate and other supporting documents (evident of performing duties, etc.)
- Registered capital importation certificate by Bank of Laos
- Annual Activity Report and work plans;
- other related documents.
Active
Type 2 of Representative office is valid for 1 year Type 2 of Representative office is valid for 1 year and shall be extended another year in according to the MOU or Agreement between parent company and the government. Active
Type 2 of Representative office shall stop its operation after the MOU or agreemnt between parent company and the government is terminatedType 2 of Representative office shall stop its operation after the MOU or agreement between parent company and the government is terminated, and shall notify to one stop service about its termination Active
Representative office shall stop its operation after parent company is permitted to do investment and register as legal entityRepresentative office shall stop its operation after parent company is permitted to do investment and register as legal entity in according to laws of Lao PDR, and shall inform to one stop service about its termination Active