Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

Doing business with Australia

Trade and Private Sector

The Australian Embassy in 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 provide information to Lao businesses interested in doing business with Australia. The first point of call for business enquiries is [email protected] who is the Embassy’s Senior Business and Trade Officer. The Embassy also works closely with the regional Austrade office in Bangkok.

Additional information and services about Australia for foreign business people:


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;
  • employment and industrial relations;
  • environment;
  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
  • consumer interests;
  • science and technology;
  • competition; and
  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.