The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) is about to roll out changes to the registration process. These changes will be rolled out progressively to all registration offices, starting with the central office and offices in Vientiane capital, and then selected provincial capital offices.

These changes are part of a wider effort by the government of the Lao PDR to modernise and integrate registration systems and make the registration process simpler.

Through it's integration with the new Tax Department system MoIC will be able to automatically obtain and print the Tax Information Number for the business on the Enterprise Registration Certificate.

The registration process will also be switching to use LSIC codes to classify a business activity, rather than the previous ISIC code. These codes contain an extra level of detail, which helps the government of the Lao PDR to better understand and support business activity in the country.