Business activities are classified according to an international standard known as the International Standard Industry Classification (ISIC). The Lao PDR is in the process of implementing a national variation of ISIC known as LSIC. When registring a business in Vientiane or a provincial office you will need to know the LSIC codes that relate to your business. For regional district offices you will need to know the ISIC codes that apply.

Some business activities require approval from a specific government agency. Business registrations involving these activities may be subject to additional approvals by the agency responsible which may result in a short delay.

The LSIC Activity codes show below apply to registrations and changes in Vientiane Capital and provincial capital offices.