Trade and Private Sector
Business and Private Sector Engagement
Australian Embassy Vientiane works closely with local and international businesses to grow trade and investment between Australia and Laos. We help match Australian private sector capability with opportunities in Laos, and also advise Lao businesses interested in doing business with Australia.
Nednaly Virravong is the Business Development Manager and is the main point of contact for business and private sector related matters. She can be reached via email at Nednaly.Virravong@dfat.gov.au
Hannah Lord is Second Secretary and leads the trade and economic team. She manages the embassy’s private sector engagement as well as Australia’s trade and financial inclusion development programs in Laos. She is a guest of the board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Laos (AustCham Lao). Hannah can be reached at Hannah.Lord@dfat.gov.au
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government agency that helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services by reducing the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets.
The Austrade point of contact for Laos is Ms Hoa Nguyen who is located in the Australian Embassy in Hanoi and can be contacted on email Hoa.Nguyen@austrade.gov.au
The Senior Trade Commissioner for Austrade Vietnam overseeing the Mekong Sub-region including Laos and Cambodia is Yvonne Chan who is based at the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and can be contacted on email Yvonne.Chan@austrade.gov.au. If a telephone number is required, then please put on Austrade Hanoi number +84 4 3774 0300.
Australia provides funding support to Trade and Development Facility Phase 2 (TDF2) Program with a focus on improving competitiveness and diversification to promote economic growth and reduce poverty. The project is assisting the Lao government to improve trade facilitation and address constraints to Laos' integration into the regional and multilateral trading system (ASEAN and the WTO).
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Doing business with Australia
Information and services about Australia for foreign business people:
- Connecting with government in Australia - Australia.gov.au
- Accessing government information, forms and services in Australia - Business.gov.au
Australia's trade relationships with Laos (pdf) and global trade relationships.
ICON: Import conditions search
ICON contains the Australian import conditions for more than 18,000 foreign plant, animal, mineral and human products.