Business & Investment

We welcome businesses and individuals who wish to invest in Samoa!

Samoa is committed to creating an attractive investment environment for both local and foreign investors. Samoa has undertaken substantial economic reforms in the last 15 years resulting in reduced tariffs, restructured tax system, low labour costs, favourable exchange rates and an overall well-managed economy supported by years of political stability.

Foreign investments build and strengthen Samoa’s connections with the rest of the world. Our international trade profile is further enhanced by Samoa’s membership of the World Trade Organisation in 2012.

For detailed information on setting up a business in Samoa; potential sectors of investment opportunities; living and working in Samoa; business licenses and permits, etc, please contact the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour(MCIL) or consult their website. You will also find information at MCIL on issues relating to Fair Trading and Codex, Industry Development and Investment Promotion, Foreign Investment Certificate, Labour Laws, Intellectual Property & Company Registrations.

The Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL)
P.O. Box 862
Apia, Samoa
Tel:+685 20441
Fax: +685 20443

Other useful direct links:

–          Samoa Investment Guide 2012:

–          Samoa National Investment Policy Statement:

–          Foreign Investment registration: