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Trade in Samoa

Samoa was the world’s 159th largest exporter of goods and 139th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $29 and $69 million USD respectively. Samoa’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by manufactures, and fuels and mining products. In 2019, Samoa’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to American Samoa, New Zealand and the United States, with trade representing 77.48 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Samoa’s import values were $368 and $89 million USD respectively in 2021. Samoa’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were New Zealand, Singapore and China. Samoa is part of 5 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as EU – Pacific States, EU – Pacific States – Accession of Samoa and Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Independent State of Samoa





WTO Membership Date

10 May 2012

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts with respect to fundamental rights of the citizen


Samoan, English

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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Samoan tālā

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • ANZ Bank Samoa Limited - Apia, Samoa - SWIFT: ANZBWSWW

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Copyright Offices

  • Registries of Companies and Intellectual Property Division (RCIP)

  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Registries of Companies and Intellectual Property Division (RCIP)

  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mr Pelenato Fonoti
    Assistant Chief Executive Officer
    Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
    Phone: +(685) 20 924

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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