Weights and Measures

The aim of this section is to advise and inform local traders and shopkeepers of their duties and responsibilities to ensure the correct weights and measurement of their goods.

As a consumer you must be aware of your protection from any of the following:

  • Short weight, length, area, distance and volume of a product
  • Measurement of a product is not accurate
  • Trader refuse to display you the scale that weighs your product
  • No labellings written on the product
  • You are entitled to see the measurement of any goods weighed or measured at the time of purchase.

All commercial engagements are to use the metric units such as:

TimeSeconds, minute, hour
Length/DistanceMillimetre, centimeter, meter, kilometer
Volume/AreaSquare centimetre, square meter, hectare, square kilometre, cubic centimetre, cubic meter
MassMilligram, centigram, decigram, gram, kilogram
Capacity/VolumeMillilitre, centilitre, decilitre, litre

Responsible for

  • Calibration and maintenance of measurement standards;
  • Control of weighing and measuring equipment used in trade to ensure that the instruments are accurate and used correctly and they meet the requirements of the Metrology Act 2015.

Daylight Savings

Cabinet approved DST it is a process of adjusting clocks in advance by one hour which occurred the first time in Samoa at the end of September 2010 and reverse to standard time six months later.

Start Date and TimeEnd Date and Time
2 April, 2017 from 4:00am to 3:00am24 September, 2017 from 3:00am to 4:00am
1 April, 2018 from 4:00am to 3:00am30 September, 2018 from 3:00am to 4:00am
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