On November 12-13, 2013, Lao Officials visited Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Department of Foreign Trade for a study mission on Trade Remedies Procedures in order to gain perspective on drafting Lao legislation on trade remedies and to learn about the practical experience of how Thailand carries out trade-remedy investigations and applies trade remedies in practice.

Laos planned to develop trade-remedy procedures in line with WTO requirements and has been starting the process of drafting trade remedy legislation, including a Law on Safeguards and a Law on Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties.  This visit and the lessons learned from some cases studies on Anti-dumping, Countervailing and Safeguard Measure presented by Thai officials helped them develop the legislation more efficiently.

Source: General Development Office-USAID/RDMA Monthly Highlights