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DOA agreement with Samoa

By: Tosimaeʻa Tupua

The Department of Agriculture has reached an agreement with their counterparts in Samoa to import meat products into the Territory. The agreement would facilitate the processes for the two Samoa the commencement of export/import of meat products provided all export/import requirements and processes for both countries are met

The Samoan Government welcomed the decision of the Am Samoa in addition to other approved agricultural products. American Samoa has also approved the export of salted beef, sausages, eggs, beef meat, and cured corned beef subject to prevailing standards and conditions.

Today in Apia, Director Solia Mutini and 2 members of the House of Representative who are in Apia for the Atoa o Samoa meeting as well as certified officers from the US went on an inspection tour to visit abattoirs and poultry farms in Samoa.

The two Governments look forward to further discussions on the matter including facilitating capacity building and training opportunities.

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Astar Maztah
Astar Maztah
Oct 17, 2022

I believe this meeting have been long overdued! Three years ago, I shared my thoughts with friends about the "why nots"......I saw that our neighbor samoa AGRICULTURE ECONOMY was blooming fast and "not enough export products" due to overwhelming "amount of blessings in taros, bananas, green vegetables, and etc!! I say, why not our government strike a deal with our neighboring samoa government to "allow samoa farmers of all kinds of food products" to sell us their "meat, vegetables, and fruits" (after inspection by the USDA FIRST)?? In this way they can "benefit from it and we in american samoa don't have to "order these products from foreign countries!!. We SAVE A LOT OF MONEY THAT WAY...And also we …

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