GHS Report

Regulatory Summary  

In Laos, the responsibility of managing chemical activities and coordinating various sectors to complete the management is mainly assigned to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) in accordance to the Law on Chemical Management No. 07/NA 2016. The law entitles MOIC to ensure the business operation and use of chemicals are efficient, effective, and safe to the health, life, property, environment and society. Besides, the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (DOIH) shares part of the implementation duties, which are specified in the supplement law, decision on the Registration of chemical agents, importation, exportation, and transit No. 1204/MOIC.DIH2020. In this law, industrial chemicals are classified into five categories. Rules for compliance either registration or notification apply according to the classification of chemicals.