Foreign Investment Registration
We are committed to creating an attractive investment climate for both local and foreign investors. The country has displayed great political and economic stability over the last 10 years and, with relatively low labour costs, a favorable exchange rate and a well-managed economy, Samoa provides a highly favorable investment environment.
APPLICATION FOR A FOREIGN INVESTMENT CERTIFICATE
The Division is responsible for the issuing of Foreign Investment Certificates which every foreign investor must have. A completed Foreign Investment Registration form must be submitted to the Ministry, which requires the approval of the Chief Executive Officer. A foreign investor must not pursue a business activity classified in the Reserved List of the Foreign Investment Act (FIA) 2000 and must comply with the requirements of a business activity under the Restricted List of the FIA 2000.