Lao People's Democratic Republic

Article XIII

National legislation status

Category Progress summary Next steps Last update

Comprehensive legislative analysis completed. Identified as priority Party by SC69. Identified as priority Party by SC69. Assistance available. Comments on draft CITES Decree provided by the Secretariat. Wildlife Law adopted and English translation provided to Secretariat in Nov. 2023. Aquatic Animals and Fisheries Law expected to be promulgated in September 2023. Revised draft CITES decree submitted to the Secretariat for comments. Lao PDR needs to incorporate comments made by the Secretariat in October 2023. Analysis Law on Wild Animals and revised legislative analysis draft CITES Decree done 12 Dec. 2023. Submission Law on Wild Animals, Law on Aquatic Animals, Law on Forestry, and revised draft CITES Decree by Lao PDR in Feb. 2024. 

Finalisation of all legislative processes to be placed in Category 1 under the CITES National Legislation Project. 

Feb. 2024


Date of issue Status Information Files


2023/127 - APPLICATION OF ARTICLE XIII IN THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - Recommendation to suspend trade for commercial purposes with the Lao People's Democratic Republic in specimens of all CITES-listed species and other recommendations

Review of Significant Trade

Species Status Stage Meeting Further details
Dendrobium nobile Trade Suspension Stage 4 - n) PC14 View case details

Annual reports

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Trade suspension

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Category C
As identified by ETIS Analysis prepared for CoP18