LEGISLATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MCIL
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The Ministry’s mandates contained in the 39 legislation provide its key responsibilities in support of the Governments national development agenda as highlighted in the SDS 2012-2016. Recent reviews have taken place (over the last 2-3 years) to update and reform the various Ministry Legislations to comply with the global business demands including the accession of Samoa to the WTO. These reviews will be ongoing for the corporate planning (2012-2016) period to bring up to date the various legislation governing Samoa’s business environment. The Ministry is mandated to administer regulatory frameworks that:

  1. Promote Industry development, foreign investment and guarantees the rights of citizens to participate in the economy of Samoa,
  2. Set standards to regulate fair competitive practices to promote a fair level playing field in all trade,
  3. Administers the Apprenticeship Scheme, Employment Services, conducting of labour market surveys, collection and dissemination of Labour Market information,
  4. Promote and enforce labour and employment relations, foreign worker employment and occupational safety and health,
  5. Manage the registries of companies and other legal entities and enforces statutory obligations. Management of IP registers and protection of rights of IP holders.

The following are the 39 Legislation, which can be found and available on the Parliament of Samoa website:

  1. Apprenticeship Act 1972
  2. Apprenticeship Amendment Act 1994
  3. Apprenticeship Regulations 1973
  4. Charitable Trusts Act 1965
  5. Companies Act 2001
  6. Companies Amendment Act 2006
  7. Companies Regulations 2008
  8. Consumer Information Act 1989
  9. Cooperatives Societies Ordinance 1952
  10. Cooperatives Societies Regulations 1954
  11. Copyright Act 1998
  12. Copyright Amendment Act 2011
  13. Credit Union Ordinance 1960
  14. Daylight Saving Act 2009
  15. Fair Trading (Approved Egg Standards) Regulations 2010
  16. Fair Trading Act 1998
  17. Foreign Investment Act 2000
  18. Foreign Investment Amendment Act 2011
  19. Foreign Investment Regulations 2011
  20. Incorporated Societies Ordinance 1952
  21. Incorporated Societies Regulations 1973
  22. Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 2012
  23. Industrial Designs (Amendment of Fees Order)2007
  24. Intellectual Property Act 2011
  25. International Date Line 2011
  26. Labour and Employment Relations Act 2013
  27. Measures Ordinance 1960
  28. Miscellaneous Fees Amendment Regulations 1998
  29. Occupational Safety and Health Act 2002
  30. Patent (Fees) Regulations 2007
  31. Personal Property Securities Act 2013
  32. Public Holidays Act 2008
  33. Receiverships Act 2006
  34. Securities Act 2006
  35. The Shops Ordinance 1961
  36. Trade Commerce and Industry Act 1990
  37. Trade, Commerce and Industry Amendment Act 1998
  38. Trademarks (Fees) Regulations 2007
  39. Transitional Provisions Act 2006
 

Updated: 16 June 2008