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Deputy Country Office Director of USAID Mr. Patrick Bowers and Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce H.E Somchit Inthamith cut a ribbon to launch the new consumer protection website developed with support from the United States government.
February 26, 2019

On February 26, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) officially launched a new consumer protection website developed with support from the United States government. The website, made possible with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will help protect consumers from unfair business practices.

Lao Government Delegation Visits Vietnam Nutrition Experts ahead of National Institute of Nutrition Launch
February 26, 2019

From February 18 to 22, 2019, senior Lao government officials visited Vietnam’s National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), a center of excellence for nutrition in the region. Their visit occurred in advance of the highly anticipated launch of the new National Institute of Nutrition in Laos, and was made possible with support from the U.S. government.

Director General, Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Science and Technology PhD. Khanlasy Keobounphanh (From fourth left), Mr. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Chief of Party, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNAII project and 70 representatives from government and the private sector take part in the ceremony to launch an intellectual property web portal in Vientiane.
February 21, 2019

On February 20, 2019 the United States and Lao governments officially launched an intellectual property web portal at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vientiane.

USAID Laos Country Director Alexandria Huerta presented handbooks on the use of natural dyes on handicraft production to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce
December 18, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a handbook on the use of natural dyes in handicraft production to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) of the Lao PDR at a handover ceremony on December 11, 2018, in Vientiane. The event, which was held at Salana Boutique Hotel, was chaired by Dr. Alexandria Huerta, Director of USAID’s Laos Country Office, and Mrs. Bansati Thepphavong, Director General of the Permanent Secretary Office of the MOIC, with more than 20 government officials, entrepreneurs and representatives from private companies in attendance.

Panel Discussion at the 3rd Lao Digital Forum
December 18, 2018

The United States Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, hosted the Third Lao Digital Forum on December 14, 2018. The forum focused on opportunities for e-commerce in Lao PDR and how to best encourage its growth. It was chaired by Minister of Industry and Commerce Khemmani Pholsena, U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter, and German Ambassador Jens Peter Lütkenherm. More than a hundred and fifty representatives from government ministries, private firms, domestic and foreign business leaders, and non-governmental organizations attended.

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