Legislation
Category
Name
Product
Country
Institution(s)
EntryIntoForce
Other; Service; Accident Compensation Act, 1989 2711.13,2710.20,2710.19,2710.12 Goods: Any fuel and motor spirits. Services: Accident compensation and benefits. All countries Accident Compensation Corporation 01/02/1990
Other; Agriculture and Fisheries Ordinance, 1959 Pesticides All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 01/10/1959
Service; Airport Authority Act, 2012 Airport and aviation related services. All countries Samoa Airport Authority 26/01/2012
Service; Allied Health Professions Act, 2014 Allied health services referred under the Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Health 28/10/2014
Other; TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Animals Ordinance, 1960 0407.90,0410.00,01.02,0101.90,0202.30,0202.20,0202.10,02.01,0106.39,0106.33,0106.32,0106.31,41.01 Animals and animal products; cattle; birds and their parts. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 26/08/1960
TBT; Other; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Arms Ordinance, 1960 9303.90,9303.30,9303.20,9303.10,9302.00,9306.90,9306.30,9306.29,9306.21,36.04,36.02,3601.00 any ammunition or any firearms and fireworks Arms, including pistols, shot guns, ammunitions, fireworks and explosives. All countries Ministry of Police Service 01/01/1961
Other; Bills of Exchange Act, 1976 Bills of exchange, including cheques and promissory notes. All countries Ministry of Finance 23/08/1976
Service; Broadcasting Act, 2010 Broadcasting and telecommunications services, including free-to-air services. All countries Ministry of Communications and Information Technology 10/08/2010
Service; Building Alignment Ordinance, 1932 Construction services (erecting a new building) All countries Planning and Urban Management Agency 10/10/1932
Service; Other; Business Licence Amendment Regulations, 2018 All businesses (any goods and services) except those prohibited activities listed under Schedule 1 of Business Licences Act, 1998 (namely, Nuclear and toxic waste disposal or storage, Export of products that are prohibited under any law, Prostitution, Processing and export of endangered species, Production of weapons of warfare.) All countries Ministry of Revenue 13/12/2018
Service; Other; Business Licence Regulations, 2012 A- All businesses (any goods and services) except those prohibited activities listed under Schedule 1 of Business Licences Act, 1998 (namely, Nuclear and toxic waste disposal or storage, Export of products that are prohibited under any law, Prostitution, Processing and export of endangered species, Production of weapons of warfare.) All countries Ministry of Revenue 14/12/2012
Service; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Business Licences Act, 1998 A- Any business (any goods and services) All countries Ministry of Revenue 24/12/1998
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Other; Chemical Weapons Act, 2010 Chemicals listed under Schedule 1, 2 and 3. 'Chemical weapons' means the following, together or separately: (a) toxic chemicals and their precursors, except where intended for purposes not prohibited under the Convention, as long as the types and quantities are consisted with such purposes; (b) munitions and devices, specifically designed to cause death or other harm through the toxic properties of those toxic chemicals specified in paragraph (a), which would be released as a result of the employment of such munitions and devices; (c) any equipment specifically designed for use directly in connection with the employment of munitions and devices specified in paragraph (b). 'Old chemical weapon' means: (a) a chemical weapon which was produced before 1925; or (b) a chemical weapon produced in the period between 1925 and 1946 that has deteriorated to such extent that it can no longer be used as a chemical weapon. All countries National Authority for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 01/11/2010
Service; Citizenship Investment Act, 2015 Qualifying investments listed under the Schedule (Section 5) of this Act. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 31/01/2017
Service; Citizenship Investment Regulations, 2016 Qualifying investments listed under the Schedule (Section 5) of the Citizenship Investment Act, 2015. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 18/11/2016
Service; Other; TBT; Civil Aviation Act, 1998 Goods: Aeronautical product, aircrafts. Services: Aviation related services, air traffic services All countries Civil Aviation Authority 19/06/1998
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Cluster Munitions Prohibition Act, 2012 Cluster munitions defined in Clause 3 All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 30/04/2012
Service; Other; Companies Act, 2001 All types of companies (any goods and services). All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 01/07/2008
Service; Other; Companies Regulations, 2008 All types of companies (any goods and services). All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 29/07/2008
Other; Service; Competition and Consumer Act, 2016 Goods: All types of goods. Services: All types of services. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 03/07/2017
TBT; Other; Import Licence; Conventional Arms Act, 2017 Any conventional arms or ammunition or their parts and components “conventional arms” means any conventional arms listed in the Schedule “ammunition” means: (a) for any small arms and light weapons, the complete round or component of ammunition, including a cartridge case, primer, propellant powder, bullet or projectile, that is used in a small arm or light weapon, or any conventional arm listed in the Schedule; and (b) for any conventional arms listed in the Schedule, munition fired, launched or delivered by that conventional arm “small arms and light weapons”: (a) means any man-portable lethal weapon that expels or launches, that is designed to expel or launch (or may be readily converted to expel or launch) a shot, any bullet or projectile by the action of an explosive; and (b) includes any of the items listed in paragraphs (f) and (h) of the Schedule; but (c) does not include any small antique arms and antique light weapons or their replicas “light weapon” means any heavy machine gun, handheld under-barrel and mounted grenade launcher of anti-tank missile and rocket system, portable launcher of anti-aircraft missile system, and mortar of a calibre of less than 100 millimetres “small arm” means any revolver, self-loading pistol, rifle, carbine, sub-machine gun, assault rifle or light machine gun Ammunitions, antique small arms and light weapons, armoured combat vehicles, attack helicopters, battle tanks, combat aircrafts, conventional arms listed in the Schedule, large-calibre artillery system, light weapons, missile and missile launchers, small arms and light weapons, and warships. “conventional arms” means any conventional arms listed in the Schedule “ammunition” means: (a) for any small arms and light weapons, the complete round or component of ammunition, including a cartridge case, primer, propellant powder, bullet or projectile, that is used in a small arm or light weapon, or any conventional arm listed in the Schedule; and (b) for any conventional arms listed in the Schedule, munition fired, launched or delivered by that conventional arm “small arms and light weapons”: (a) means any man-portable lethal weapon that expels or launches, that is designed to expel or launch (or may be readily converted to expel or launch) a shot, any bullet or projectile by the action of an explosive; and (b) includes any of the items listed in paragraphs (f) and (h) of the Schedule; but (c) does not include any small antique arms and antique light weapons or their replicas “light weapon” means any heavy machine gun, handheld under-barrel and mounted grenade launcher of anti-tank missile and rocket system, portable launcher of anti-aircraft missile system, and mortar of a calibre of less than 100 millimetres “small arm” means any revolver, self-loading pistol, rifle, carbine, sub-machine gun, assault rifle or light machine gun All countries Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 01/08/2018
Other; Service; Copyright Act, 1998 Goods: Books, pamphlets, articles, computer programs and other writings; speeches, lectures, addresses, sermons and other oral works; dramatic, dramatico-musical works, pantomimes, choreographic works and other works created for stage productions; stage productions of works mentioned in the previous item and of traditional cultural expressions that are apt for such productions; musical works, with or without accompanying words; audiovisual works; works or architecture; works of drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, lithography, tapestry and other works of fine art; photographic works; work of applied arts; illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works relative to geography, topography architecture or science; traditional cultural expressions. Services: Author, broadcasting, channel provider, performers, producers, public displays, public lending, public performances. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 01/09/1998
Service; Coroners Act, 2017 Coronial services. All countries Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration 01/09/2017
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs (Prohibited Import) Amendment Order (No. 1), 2018 Left-hand pick up truck or six-wheel truck, given the exemption conditions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 01/04/2018
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs (Prohibited Import) Amendment Order (No. 1), 2020 All right or left hand drive vehicles manufactured more than 10 years prior to the date it enters Samoa, given the exemption conditions; and motor cycles and heavy machinery vehicles listed in the Schedule. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 08/04/2020
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Customs (Prohibited Import) Amendment Order (No. 2), 2018 87.11,87.02,87.04,87.03 Any vehicle which was manufactured more than 10 years prior to the date on which the vehicle enters Samoa, given the exemptions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 01/01/2018
TBT; Customs (Prohibited Import) Amendment Order (No. 3), 2018 All right or left hand drive vehicles manufactured more than 10 years prior to the date it enters Samoa given the exemption conditions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 17/09/2018
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs (Prohibited Import) Order, 2016 Any vehicle which was manufactured more than 8 years prior to the date on which the vehicle enters Samoa; and any left hand drive vehicle being any vehicle having the steering column to the left of the longitudinal centre line, given the exemptions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 23/12/2016
Other; Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Customs Act, 2014 A- All types of goods (it means all kinds of movable personal property, including animals.) All countries Ministry of Revenue 25/08/2014
Other; Customs Regulations, 2015 All types of goods that are liable for customs and excise duties. All countries Ministry of Revenue 01/03/2015
Other; Customs Tariff Act, 1975 All types of goods. All countries Ministry of Revenue 11/08/1975
Other; Customs Tariff Amendment Act, 2008 Goods listed in the First Schedule and Second Schedule of this Act; aircrafts. All countries Ministry of Revenue 12/06/2008
Other; Customs Tariff Amendment Act, 2017 Goods listed in the Second Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Revenue 04/07/2017
Service; Dental Practitioners Act, 2007 Dental practitioners; allied dental professionals. All countries Ministry of Health 16/03/2007
Service; Education Act, 2009 Mission schools, post-secondary institutions, private schools, village schools, ministry schools, early childhood education centres. All countries Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture 01/02/2010
Service; Electric Power Corporation Act, 1980 Electricity services and its wiring and maintenance works. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 19/09/1972
Service; Electricity (Fees) Regulations, 2017 Electricity generation and network services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 20/03/2017
Service; Electricity Act, 2010 Electricity generation and network services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 01/12/2011
Service; Electronic Transactions Act, 2008 Electronic transactions, which includes electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, biometric and photonics data interchange. All countries Ministry of Finance 08/05/2008
TBT; Other; Energy Efficiency (Approved Energy Using Products Standards) Regulations, 2018 Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, incandescent lamps, linear fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts. All countries Ministry of Finance 05/03/2018
TBT; Other; Energy Efficiency Act, 2017 Individual energy using electronic products within a product class. All countries Ministry of Finance 21/12/2017
Service; Other; TBT; Exchange Control Regulations, 1999 Goods: Money, bill of exchanges, promissory notes, securities, foreign currency; all types of goods meant for trade purposes. Services: Banks, foreign exchange dealers, currency exchange services. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 06/08/1999
Other; Excise Tax (Domestic Administration) Act, 1984 All goods specified in the Schedule of the Excise Tax Rate Act, 1984. All countries Ministry of Revenue 27/02/1984
Other; Excise Tax (Import Administration) Act, 1984 All goods specified in the Schedule to the Excise Tax Rate Act, 1984. Exempted goods from customs duty are listed under the Second Schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. All countries Ministry of Revenue 25/02/1984
Other; Excise Tax Rate Act, 1984 All goods specified in the Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Revenue 25/02/1984
SPS; Other; Export of Meat Act, 1997 02.07,01.05 Goods: Poultry and stock meat. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 30/12/1997
Other; Service; Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2017 A- All goods and services subject to fees and charges under the relevant acts which are being amended by this legislation. All countries Ministry of Finance 04/07/2017
TBT; Service; Film Control Act, 1978 8521.90,8521.10,3706.90,3706.10 Goods: Film includes a cinematograph film, video recording and any other record of visual moving images. Services: Film exhibition All countries Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration 12/10/1979
Service; Other; Film Production (Tax Incentives) Act, 2017 Goods: Any goods. Services: Local and overseas film companies. All countries Ministry of Revenue 21/12/2017
Service; Financial Institutions Act, 1996 Banking and securities services by financial and credit institutions, including foreign financial institutions. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 09/03/1996
Service; Fire and Emergency Service Act, 2007 Fire and emergency services. All countries Samoa Fire and Emergency Service Authority 15/02/2007
Service; Fire and Emergency Service Amendment Act 2018 Fire and Emergency Services All countries Fire and Emergency Services Authority 22/03/2018
TBT; Other; Service; Fisheries Management Act, 2016 03.05,03.03,03.01,03.02 Goods: Fish and fish products Services: Fishing; fisheries; aquaculture activities; fish processing; marine scientific research. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 01/11/2016
SPS; Other; TBT; Import Licence; Food (Safety and Quality) Regulations 2017 High risk food or food of regulatory interest in Schedule 11 (Details to be inserted) Food, food ingredients All countries Ministry of Health 03/10/2017
SPS; Service; Other; Food Act, 2015 Goods: All food and food products. Services: All food dealing businesses, including processing and handling. All countries Ministry of Health 03/06/2015
Service; Foreign Investment Act, 2000 Non-Samoan citizens - all business and economic activities not reserved under Clause 3, restricted under Clause 4 of this Act or prohibited under the Business Licences Act, 1998. Samoan citizens - Reserved List listed in Schedule 1 and non-restricted business and economic activities listed in Schedule 2. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 15/06/2000
Service; Foreign Investment Amendment Regulations, 2015 All business and economic activities not reserved under Clause 3, restricted under Clause 4 of the Foreign Investment Act, 2000 or prohibited under the Business Licences Act, 1998. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 09/06/2015
Service; Foreign Investment Regulations, 2011 All business and economic activities not reserved under Clause 3, restricted under Clause 4 of the Foreign Investment Act, 2000 or prohibited under the Business Licences Act, 1998. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 22/07/2011
Service; Forestry Management Act, 2011 Forestry and forestry operations. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 28/01/2011
Service; Other; TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Forestry Management Regulations, 2015 Goods: Mobile sawmills, native tree and timber species of Samoa. Services: Commercial mobile sawmill operators. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Service; Gaming Control Act, 2017 Gaming, gambling, totalisator betting, national lotto games, lotteries, bingo games, gaming by telecommunication service providers, clubs, gaming houses. All countries Gambling Control Authority 01/05/2018
Other; Service; Health Ordinance, 1959 Business dwellings and premises which includes ships, aircrafts, abattoirs, bakeries and dairy farms. All countries Ministry of Health 01/10/1959
Service; Healthcare Professions Registration and Standards Act, 2007 Healthcare professionals including medical practitioners, dental practitioners, nurses or midwives, pharmacists, and any allied healthcare professional regulated by any of the healthcare professions listed in the Schedule of this Act. All countries Ministry of Health 16/03/2007
Service; Hotel Levies Act, 1972 Hotel accommodation services. All countries Ministry of Revenue 08/01/1973
Service; Immigration Act, 2004 Immigration and deportation services, including transit services. All countries Ministry of Police Service 01/05/2004
Other; TBT; Indecent Publications Ordinance, 1960 Films, videotapes, indecent documents, periodicals considered indecent publications. All countries Supreme Court of Samoa 07/04/1960
Service; Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1968 Societies carrying on any industry, business or trade, whether wholesale or retail, specified in or authorised by its rules, including dealings of any description with land, but excepting the business of banking. All countries Registrar of Industrial and Provident Societies 29/07/1968
Service; Insurance Act, 2007 Brokerage and agents of insurance business services. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 29/03/2007
Other; Service; Intellectual Property Act, 2011 3004.20,3004.90,3006.40,3006.20,3006.91,3001.90,3001.20 Goods: Patented pharmaceutical products. Services: Intellectual property services which includes marks, patents, innovation patents, plant breeder’s rights, design rights, registered designs, geographical indications and lay-out designs of integrated circuits. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 01/10/2012
Service; Other; Intellectual Property Regulations 2015 All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 27/10/2015
Service; International Banking Act, 2005 International banks and banking business services. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 25/05/2005
Service; International Companies Act, 1988 All types of international and foreign companies. All countries Registrar of International and Foreign Companies 17/02/1988
Service; International Insurance Act, 1988 International insurance business services. All countries Registrar of International Insurance 15/03/1989
Service; Labour and Employment Relations Act, 2013 Any services All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 05/04/2013
Service; Land Transport Authority Act, 2007 Land transport and road services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 29/03/2007
Other; Landing Limited Act, 2016 5607.90,5607.50,5607.49,5607.29,9608.99,85.01,8467.19,8467.11,8471.90,4820.20,4820.10,3824.99,3506.91 Imported goods listed in Schedule 2 of the Customs Act, 2014. Australia,Samoa Ministry of Revenue 04/01/2016
Service; Lands, Surveys and Environment Act, 1989 Construction services All countries Department of Lands, Surveys and Environment 05/03/1990
Service; Lawyers and Legal Practice Act, 2014 Legal services by barristers, solicitors, lawyers (including non-resident lawyers), law firms. All countries Office of Attorney General 28/10/2014
Import Licence; TBT; Other; Liquor Act, 2011 Spirituous liquor includes alcohol, low wines, feints and every other description of spirituous liquor. All types of liquor. All countries Ministry of Revenue 11/11/2011
Service; Marine Insurance Act, 1975 Marine insurance services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 23/12/1975
TBT; Marine Pollution Prevention Act, 2008 All shipping vessels in Samoan waters; pollution preventing equipments. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 25/01/2008
Quota / Prohibition; Service; Other; TBT; Marine Wildlife Protection Regulation, 2009 0106.20,0106.12,0302.81 Goods: Marine mammals including baleen whales, toothed whales and dolphins; marine turtles; sharks; fishes that migrate to spawn. Services: Fishing activities; eco-tourism; whale-watching activities, turtle watching (both commercial and scientific); commercial fishing of sharks; scientific research. All countries Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology 14/07/2009
Marine Wildlife Protection Regulations 2009 Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology 14/07/2009
TBT; Maritime Zones Act, 1999 Radioactive wastes or other inherently dangerous, noxious or hazardous wastes or substances harmful to the environment All countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 25/08/1999
Service; Medical Practitioners Act, 2007 Medical practitioners. All countries Ministry of Health 01/01/2007
Service; Mercantile Law Act, 1975 A- Any goods Mercantile agent means an agent having in the customary course of his or her business as such agent authority either to sell goods, or to consign goods for the purpose of sale, or to buy goods, or to raise money on the security of goods. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 23/12/1975
Other; TBT; Metrology Act, 2015 Legal units of measuring and weighing equipment. All countries Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour 14/03/2016
Service; Ministry of Works Act, 2002 Construction and maintenance services of public assets, which includes buildings, roads, culverts, fords, road reserves, footpaths, bridges, drains and seawalls. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 08/04/2002
Service; Other; Miscellaneous Fees Amendment Act, 1998 A- Goods and services subject to fees and charges under each Act and Ordinance. *Please check each Act and Ordinance. All countries Ministry of Finance 19/06/1998
Service; Money Laundering Prevention Act, 2007 Financial institutions (Schedule 1) and banks. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 07/02/2007
Service; Money Laundering Prevention Amendment Act, 2018 Trustee companies and financial institutions. All countries Central Bank of Samoa 22/06/2018
TBT; Quota / Prohibition; Import Licence; Narcotics Act, 1967 Class A narcotics listed in the First Schedule; Class B narcotics listed in the Second Schedule; Class C narcotics listed in the Third Schedule. Class A narcotics listed in the First Schedule; Class B narcotics listed in the Second Schedule; Class C narcotics listed in the Third Schedule. Prohibited plant means: (a) a plant of the genus cannabis; or (b) a plant of the species papaver somniferum; or (c) erythroxylon coca and erythoxylon novagranatense (syn E truxillense) and every other species of the genus erythroxylon from which a narcotic can be produced; or (d) a plant of the species lophophora williamsii or lophophora lewinii; or (e) a fungus of the genera conocybe, panaeolus or psilocybe from which a narcotic can be produced or which contains a narcotic; or (f) any other plant approved by the Minister by notice issued to that effect. All countries Ministry of Health 01/08/1967
Service; Newspapers and Printers Act, 1993 Newspapers services All countries Registrar of the Supreme Court 11/03/1993
Service; Nursing and Midwifery Act, 2007 Nursing and midwifery services, including specialist nursing. All countries Ministry of Health 16/03/2007
Other; Oil Fuel Supply Act, 1974 Oil fuel includes motor spirits, diesoline, power kerosene, and any other form of petroleum distillate. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 28/08/1974
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Order of Prohibited Imports, 2008 Any vehicle which was manufactured more than 12 years prior to the date on which the vehicle enters Samoa; and any left hand drive vehicle being any vehicle having the steering column to the left of the longitudinal centre line. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 02/05/2008
TBT; Import Licence; Quota / Prohibition; Other; Ozone Layer Protection Regulations, 2006 73.11,8415.82,8415.81,8415.20,8415.10,2903.29,3813.00,3824.78 Substances listed in the Montreal Protocol, which includes all recycled, reclaimed or recovered substances. Substances listed in the Montreal Protocol, which includes all recycled, reclaimed or recovered substances; halon fire-extinguishers; dry-cleaning machines, dehumidifier, refrigerator, freezer, air- conditioner, supermarket display case, heat pump, water cooler, plastic foam that contains a controlled substance; aerosol spray that contains a controlled substance other than methyl bromide. All countries Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 07/03/2006
Import Licence; Other; TBT; Pesticides Regulations, 2011 Pesticides. Pesticides. All countries Registrar of Pesticides 31/10/2011
Other; TBT; Petroleum Act, 1984 Petroleum and bulk fuel. All countries Ministry of Finance 01/10/1984
Service; Pharmacy Act, 2007 Pharmacy services, including allied pharmacy professionals and pharmacists. All countries Ministry of Health 16/03/2007
Service; Plumbers Act, 2014 Plumbers and plumbing work services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 28/10/2014
Service; Police Powers Act, 2007 Police services. All countries Ministry of Police Service 19/11/2007
Service; Other; Ports Authority (Dues and Rates) Notice Goods: Any goods Services: Ports services. All countries Samoa Ports Authority
Other; Service; Ports Authority Act, 1998 Goods: All types of goods. Services: Ports and wharf services. All countries Samoa Ports Authority 28/08/1998
TBT; Other; Produce Export Ordinance, 1961 All types of primary produce of Samoa, which includes fruit, vegetables, trees, plants, shrubs, and roots, the carcasses or produce of animals, birds, and fish or any part thereof, and the unmanufactured products of any produce. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 12/10/1961
Service; Professional Engineers (Registrations) Act, 1998 Professional engineering work services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 01/04/2000
TBT; Prohibited Imports (Amendment) Order (No. 2), 2010 All private specialty vehicles given the exemption conditions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 05/05/2010
TBT; Prohibited Imports (Amendment) Order, 2008 Any vehicle which was manufactured more than 12 years prior to the date on which the vehicle enters Samoa; and any left hand drive vehicle being any vehicle having the steering column to the left of the longitudinal centre line, given the exemption conditions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 21/08/2008
TBT; Prohibited Imports (Amendment) Order, 2009 All specialty vehicles and special purpose vehicles given the exemption conditions. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 11/02/2010
SPS; Other; Quarantine (Biosecurity) Act, 2005 Any living culture or organism, including but not limited to parasites, predators, arachnids, insects, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, plant parasitic organisms, germplasm or other invertebrate animals; regulated articles. Regulated article means garbage, soil, pests, packing material, fittings, litter, manure or fodder and other materials, goods, substances, articles or equipment and includes one or more animals, animal products, plants or plant material the importation or movement of which may have potential to introduce or spread a pest or disease to or within Samoa. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 16/01/2006
Other; SPS; Quarantine Fee Schedule, 2014 2309.90,0407.19,0407.11,0206.10,02.04,02.07,02.08,0203.11,01.05,01.04,01.03,01.02,0202.10,0201.10,01.06,1202.30,12.07,1206.00,12.05,1204.00,12.09,0714.20,0714.10,07.01,06.03,06.02,07.02,07.09,07.08,07.06,07.05,07.04,07.03,0714.90,08.10,08.09,08.03,08.04,08.06,08.05 Cut flowers, nursery stock/seeds, animal feed, fertile eggs, poultry eggs, meat and meat products, fruits and vegetables, live animals, root crops. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 14/10/2014
Service; Other; Road Traffic Ordinance, 1960 Goods: Motor vehicles (public and private) and other road transportation conveyances. Services: Dealers and repairers of motor vehicles. All countries Commissioner of Police and Prison Services 24/11/1960
Other; Sale of Goods Act, 1975 All types of goods. All countries Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration 23/12/1975
Service; Samoa Institute of Accountants Act, 2006 Accounting services by chartered accountants and auditors. All countries Samoa Institute of Accountants 03/03/2006
Service; Samoa Institute of Accountants Rules, 2008 Accounting services by public accountants and accounting technicians. All countries Samoa Institute of Accountants 07/03/2008
Quota / Prohibition; Samoan Antiquities Ordinance, 1954 Samoan antiquities includes Samoan relics, articles manufactured with ancient Samoan tools and according to Samoa customs and methods and all other articles or things of historic, anthropological, or scientific value or interest and relating to Samoa including Samoan fine mats, orators staffs, orators fly whisks, ceremonial headdress and other artefacts but does not include any botanical or mineral collections or specimens. All countries Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 23/09/1954
Other; SPS; Service; Samoan Market Ordinance, 1927 Goods: Samoan foodstuffs includes all fruit, vegetables, poultry and eggs grown or produced in Samoa except citrus fruit and mangoes; meat grown and cooked in Samoa; fresh fish and fresh shell fish; all such bread, cakes, buns and similar goods and all such Samoan prepared foods, as shall be made cooked or baked, as the case may be, in Samoa. Services: Confectionery; tobacconist, foodstuff sellers. All countries Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology 22/03/1927
Service; Sea Carriage of Goods Ordinance, 1960 Carriage of goods by sea. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 10/06/1960
Service; Other; Shipping Act, 1998 Goods: Shipping vessels such bareboat charters, fishing vessels, vessel engaged in fisheries research, government vessels, offshore vessels, outrigger vessels, passenger vessels, pleasure crafts, safety convention ships, ships. Services: Shipping services, including commercial shipping; pilot and seamen services. All countries Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure 16/07/1998
Service; SPS; TBT; Other; Slaughter and Meat Supply Act, 2015 Goods: Meat and meat products. Services: Livestock slaughterhouses and meat distribution services; food services. Animal means any domestic animal of the bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine species, and any domestic poultry, the meat of which is intended to be used for human consumption. All countries Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 25/01/2016
Stamp Duty Amendment Act 2017 Ministry of Finance 01/07/2017
Service; Stamp Duty Ordinance, 1932 Any services that require instruments subject to stamp duties listed under Schedule. Instrument includes every written document not being a will or other instruments operating by way of testamentary disposition only. All countries Ministry of Finance 10/10/1932
Service; Statistics Act, 2015 Collection, recording and analysis of statistical information services. All countries Samoa Bureau of Statistics 27/03/2015
Service; Other; Tax Administration Act, 2012 Any goods and services All countries Ministry of Revenue 01/01/2013
Service; Teachers Act, 2016 Teachers at early childhood centres, mission schools, private schools and government schools, but does not apply to those who teach in tertiary institutions. All countries Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture 28/01/2019
Service; Telecommunications Act, 2005 Broadcasting and telecommunication services, including radio spectrum. All countries Ministry of Communications and Information Technology 27/07/2005
TBT; Other; Tobacco Control Act, 2008 Tobacco and tobacco products, including cigarettes. All countries Ministry of Health 01/01/2009
TBT; Import Licence; Other; Tobacco Control Amendment Act, 2019 Tobacco and tobacco products. Goods: Tobacco and tobacco products. Services: Distribution, hotel, nightclub services. All countries Ministry of Health 31/01/2019
Service; Tourism Development Act, 2012 Tourism and tourism business services. All countries Samoa Tourism Authority 16/03/2012
Service; Other; TBT; Value Added Goods and Services Tax Act, 2015 Goods: All types of goods, including second-hand goods. Services: All types of services. All countries Ministry of Revenue 05/11/2015
Quota / Prohibition; TBT; Service; Other; Waste Management Act, 2010 Goods: Hazardous waste includes the wastes and substances specified in Schedule 2. Services: Collection and disposal of solid wastes, including the management and recycling of all wastes (at commercial, industrial and residential levels). All countries Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology 16/08/2010
Service; Water Resources Management Act, 2008 Water resources maangement Water resource means the surface and ground waters in aquifers, lakes, falls, rivers, streams, springs and watershed or water catchment areas under the control of the Ministry in accordance with this Act, and includes water in coastal areas where freshwater accumulates or discharges and is mixed with seawater. All countries Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology 06/04/2009
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