The Director General of the World Trade Organisation will visit Samoa this week for discussions with the government on national and global trade development issues.
Pascal Lamy is to speak on business implications of WTO membership at a Chamber of Commerce-hosted forum attended by representatives of the private sector, government and civil society.
He is expected to conduct site visits to key Samoa exporters including Yazaki EDS Limited, CCK Trading and Women in Business projects.
As well, Mr Lamy will meet officials from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to discuss some trade initiatives in the region.
While in the region, the Director General will also visit Vanuatu, the Pacific's newest WTO member.