22 Nov 2007

American Samoa hosting trade show to build links with Samoa

3:46 pm on 22 November 2007

American Samoa is hosting around 50 companies from the territory and Samoa in a business trade show this weekend.

Some businesses will showcase traditional textiles and goods, while others will exhibit island inspired fashions.

There will also be traditional handicrafts, fine mats and silk screening on show, as well as food and drink products.

The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce president, David Robinson says the aim of the event is to form joint business partnerships.

"The aim is to foster closer trade and business activities between the two Samoas. We have a memorandum of understanding that was signed with the Samoa chamber of commerce and the Samoa manufacturers and exporters and between us we are looking to try and do whatever we can to develop new lines of trade, new lines of investment, and encourage people of the two Samoas to work a little bit more closely together."

American Samoa Chamber of Commerce president, David Robinson