Our Legislation


The Ministry’s mandates contained in the 31 legislation provide its key responsibilities in support of the Government’s national development agenda as highlighted in the SDS 2016-2017/2019-2020. Recent reviews have taken place (over the last 2-3 years) to update and reform the various Ministry Legislation to comply with the global business demands including the accession of Samoa to the WTO.

  1. These reviews will be ongoing for the corporate planning (2016-2020) period to bring up to date the various legislation governing Samoa’s business environment. The Ministry is mandated to administer regulatory frameworks that:
    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.
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