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The International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the United Nations (UN) and of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, fully dedicated to boost the competitiveness and internationalization of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing, transition and least-developed countries (LDCs).

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Institute for Industry and Commerce

Institute for Industry and Commerce profile

The Institute for Industry and Commerce (IIC), established in 1999, is a think-thank
under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC). The primary responsibility of IIC
is to conduct and publish policy-based research for multiple-level policymakers. The IIC
research team follows the economic situation and formulates policy recommendation.

As a leader in research on industrial and trade policy issues in the country, IIC promotes
high-impact policy-based research (for ministerial-level policymakers), current economic
challenges, social sciences, and collaborative research themes at local and international
levels. Additionally, IIC routinely publishes economic and policy studies on its website
for the benefit of the public.

The IIC also plays a vital role in capacity-building, focusing on trade, economics,
industry, and handicraft topics. IIC also maintains a training division providing short
training programs for various business sectors, provincial and district-level officers in the
areas related to trade, industry, and handicraft issues. The IIC also is responsible for the
Commerce College which offers a three-year program for people interested in becoming
entrepreneurs, business owners, and stakeholders in industry and trade in the future.



The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) is a civil society organization of businesspersons, established by the Government of Lao PDR, and serving as a bridge between state organization and business.
One of the vital roles of LNCCI is to encourage Lao exports to the international market. Accordingly, LNCCI plays an important role in assisting exporters to understand the procedures and relevant documentation required to demonstrate compliance with requires including standards, etc. LNCCI engages in consultations and cooperates with all stakeholders to mobilize and promote such exports.

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About the ARISE Plus Lao PDR project

The ‘ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the European Union – Lao PDR’ (ARISE Plus Lao PDR) Project promotes inclusive economic growth, increased climate change resilience, mitigation of vulnerability and job creation in Lao PDR under three pillars: regional integration, trade opportunities and market linkages, and developing selected value chains. ARISE Plus Lao PDR is the country-specific component of the regional ARISE Plus programme that contributes to the integration of the Lao economy into global production chains through supporting both the public and private sectors, with a focus on small holders and small businesses.

It aims to improve the business environment in targeted sectors through regional economic integration (ASEAN); and to increase trade and participation in global value-chains in targeted sectors to facilitate economic diversification.

This project works in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, other relevant agencies, Lao exporters who wish to expand to markets in Europe and Asia, as well as trade and support institutions such as the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI). LNCCI is the national partner for this e-learning course for Lao businesses.

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