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  • According to the Law on Investment Promotion, a representative office may be established in the Lao PDR provided that it is approved by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Such approval shall have a term of 1 year. It may be renewed for another 2 times, 1 year for each approval. In this regard, the total term of the representative office shall not exceed 3 years. After the term of the representative office has expired, the investors may establish a company in the Lao PDR in accordance with relevant laws and regulations depending on the type of business and investment.