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Laos to boost coffee value with GI certification

VIENTIANE – Laos is preparing to certify its home-grown coffee with geographical indication (GI) and as a member of the International Coffee Organisation.

It is hoped that this will help maintain the value of Laotian coffee, after progressive price decreases over the past two years.

The Lao Coffee Association is consulting with government and private entities about the duties and responsibilities involved in negotiating and coordinating this work.

Association official Sivilay Xayaseng said these two steps would boost the value of Laotian coffee products on the world market.