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Steps (12) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
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
Final release at wharf  (1) expand_more expand_less

Transfer to certified facility for inspection
(last modified: 17/03/2021)

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

Paulo Siliato

Quarantine Officer
Tel: (685) 20924
Email: Paulo.Siliato@maf.gov.ws

Expected results

Conditional Transfer to Approved Facility

Requirements

For inspections at facility
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Import Permit (Quarantine) (original)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Bill of Lading (original)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Commercial Invoice (original)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packing List (original)
5.
Health Certificate (Exporting Country)

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  10mn
Attention at counter: min   10mn - max   20mn

Legal justification

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

Additional information

This is an optional step to obtain a conditional transfer to a certified facility if the inspection should be done at the certified facility of the importer instead of the wharf. Failure to provide all import requirements/documents and NOT meeting required standards during inspection will result in the removal of goods by quarantine for disposal.

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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