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Category: Sample Data-Articles
Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014
Written by Super User

Animals and Animal Products

Plant and Plant Products

Samoa Quarantine has strict requirements on importing plant and plant products, as plant pests and diseases can cause damage to our environment and agriculture. Please note that All Plant Products (fresh/dried/living/dead/large/small/common/rare) must be declared upon arrival and have been issued with an Import Permit into Samoa.

    1. Goods permitted without an Import Permit

An import permit is not required to bring the following goods into Samoa.

    Canned vegetables (cabbages, carrots, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn etc)
    Canned fruits (mango, peaches, plums, mixed fruits cherries etc)
    Potato chips
    Cakes (muffins, puddings, Christmas cakes etc)
    Tortilla wraps
    Cooking oils (virgin, olive, vegetables etc)
    Peanut butter
    Tomato sauce
    Tea leaf (processed in packets)
    Cooked root crops (yams, taro, cassava, breadfruit)


    1. Goods permitted with an Import Permit

An Import Permit is required to bring the following goods into Samoa.

    Cut flowers, fruits, vegetables, nursery stock

New and Used Vehicles and Machinery

All used vehicles and machinery are required to be inspected on arrival, and undergo a water blasting treatment. Importers are advised to arrange for their vehicles and machinery to be thoroughly cleaned of all contamination prior to shipping (e.g. soil, rocks, plant material, seeds, blood, fertilizer, infested or infected wood)
Vehicles and machinery imported inside shipping containers must also have the inside of the container thoroughly cleaned of all previous cargo residues, including dunnage.

Should contamination be detected on the new/used vehicle or machinery or the container, further inspection and treatment will take place.


Containers and Personal Effects

Personal effects can range from one small bag or suitcase, to a complete shipping container full of household contents.

Personal effects consignments can be split into two separate types - accompanied and unaccompanied.  Accompanied means those consignments where the owner is present with the bag or case at the time of entry. Unaccompanied means those consignments where the owner is not necessarily present at time of entry, or has a Customs Broker acting as clearance agent on their behalf.  In both cases a Quarantine risk assessment will be undertaken upon entry.

People with accompanied consignments are required to make an entry declaration on the Passenger Arrival Declaration form.  Owners of unaccompanied consignments are required to make an entry declaration on a form supplied by their clearance broker, or at time of application at the Quarantine Office.

Travelling to Samoa

Category: Sample Data-Articles
Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Written by Super User

What Can I Do to Help Quarantine?

Foreign pests and diseases pose a huge danger to Samoa’s plants, animals and environment. Samoa is free of most dangerous pests and diseases and Quarantine wants to keep it that way.

You can make an important contribution to help Quarantine. That is, keeping the country free of unwanted organisms, preventing or reducing any damage these may cause should they occur, and protecting and preserving the land, water, industry and people of Samoa.

Ensure an Import Permit is in place before bringing in Agricultural Items


Keeping a Watch at Home

If you think you have found a pest, plant disease or animal disease that should not be in Samoa, report it by calling on phone 00685-20924 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ensuring that all requirements met for Quarantine measures are in place to protect Samoa as listed below:

Travelling to Samoa - Preventing pests and diseases from entering Samoa is crucial. You must declare all restricted or quarantine risk goods when entering Samoa so that these items can be inspected.

Bringing in pets into Samoa - Quarantine requests to be aware of the requirements and restrictions for sending or bringing things into Samoa.

Yachts and Vessels- Quarantine would like the yacht owners to be aware of the requirements and restrictions when entering Samoa to prevent spread of pests and diseases. Please click here for more information on yachts.

Protection within Samoa

Quarantine also undertakes targeted post-border measures, which includes coordinating emergency responses to pest and disease incursions, monitoring and surveillances of these pests and diseases and creating education and awareness programs as well as materials for the general public and media.

Under Construction

Category: Sample Data-Articles
Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Written by Super User

Fees and Charges

Category: Sample Data-Articles
Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Written by Super User

Incoming Aircrafts

Category: Sample Data-Articles
Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Written by Super User

In the case of an aircraft arrival, disinsection procedures must be followed. This can be achieved either by the aircraft undergoing a residual treatment overseas (documented and presented to the Quarantine Officer on arrival), or the aircraft undergoing "on arrival" insecticide treatment. In all cases it is the responsibility of the aircraft's owner or the airline to advise Quarantine at least 24 hours prior to arrival of the aircrafts disinsection status, ETA and pre-load passenger numbers. Any cargo carried must also be advised together with full details of each consignment.
All aircraft, passengers and crew and their baggage are to be cleared as per standard operational procedure of Quarantine.
Agricultural Commodity for Export is carried out at the borders, whereby certain export requirements must be met.

In Transit
Animals in transit undergo an approved Quarantine clearance and are to remain at a designated Quarantine area. All quarantine regulated items in transit requires transit inspection by Quarantine officials. These cargoes are to remain airside, either on the aircraft, or in an approved transitional facility under Quarantine supervision.

(Attachment of Declare or Dispose Diagram)

All aircraft refuse are to be removed and taken to the transitional storage facility by contracted operators or owner than to incinerator under quarantine supervision.