Currently Laos has no formal customs recordal system. However, if the IPR owner knows of a shipment containing counterfeit goods, he or she may inform customs and file a motion by submitting an application form provided by customs and pay a bond or deposit. The IP Law and Instructions on Customs Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights No. 1970/MOF (“Customs Measures Instructions”) regulates “customs information” measures in Laos. The IP Law allows IPR owners and/or customs to initiate actions for the suspension of customs clearance of suspicious counterfeit goods. The tariff officer and other competent officers at the Lao borders have the right and duty of inspecting the imported goods, and seizing and confiscating infringing goods. So far, most counterfeit goods in Laos have involved food and drugs.