The Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI) is an agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). DOFI acts as an advisory body to the Ministry on work related to forestry inspection, forest land, and aquatic and wildlife issues. It also has a mandate to investigate any violations of laws regulating forestry, aquatic and wildlife issues, and of other regulations on forest resources to ensure enforcement throughout the country. DOFI is the lead agency for the Lao FLEGT process.
The Department of Import and Export (DIMEX) is an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. DIMEX acts as an advisory body to the Minister of Industry and Commerce regarding strategic research and policy development to improve import and export, border trade, trade facilitation and product origin management.
The Department of Forest Resources Management (DFRM) is a government body under the supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, with an advisory role on sustainable forest resources management and preservation of protection forests and conservation forest areas.