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Obtain Import Permit (Quarantine)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Shipping Documents  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Customs Clearance  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Quarantine Clearance  (1) expand_more expand_less
Pay Wharfage fee at Samoa Ports Authority  (2) expand_more expand_less
Get goods released from Shipping Agent  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for Import Permit
(last modified: 17/03/2021)

Costs

( see details )

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

Free of charge
10 mn  -  25 mn
2 days  -  3 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Quarantine - Wharf Office

Matautu Wharf , Apia
Tel: +685 20924
Website: http://www.samoaquarantine.gov.ws/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Counter - Quarantine Wharf Office

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

SEGIALII LOUISE MARIE

ACEO-Quarantine Office
Tel: (685) 20924
Email: aceo@samoaquarantine.gov.ws, marie.malaki@maf.gov.ws

Requirements

For all
1. Application Form - Import Permit
Application Form - Import Permit (original)
filled and signed
For live animals
1.
Medical Report/Record of Live Animal (original)

Cost Free

Time frame

An importer must apply for an import permit at least 2 working days prior to arrival of shipment/vessel with the exemption of live animals (eg. pets)
Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  15mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn
Waiting time until next step: min   2 days - max   3 days

Legal justification

1. Quarantine (Biosecurity) Act, 2005
Quarantine (Biosecurity) Act, 2005

Additional information

All Animal and Plant Products (fresh/dried/living/dead/large/small/common/rare) must be declared upon arrival and have been issued with an Import Permit into Samoa.
Please find more information here:
http://www.samoaquarantine.gov.ws/index.php/imports

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Importation on pork meat and products has temporarily been suspended until further notice. (see public notice below)
Public Notice on Suspension of Importation on Pork Products Public Notice on Suspension of Importation on Pork Products

Complaints: Quarantine - Wharf Office

Entity in charge

Quarantine - Wharf Office

Matautu Wharf , Apia
Tel: +685 20924
Website: http://www.samoaquarantine.gov.ws/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Counter - Quarantine Wharf Office

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Segialii Louise Marie Malaki

ACEO-Quarantine Office
Tel: (+685) 20924
Email: aceo@samoaquarantine.gov.ws, marie.malaki@maf.gov.ws
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