18 Feb 2013

Companies registry online in Samoa

7:22 pm on 18 February 2013

A new online companies registry has been launched by the Ministry of Commerce in Samoa.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Industry & Labour, Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo says the registry will save time and means people in remote areas can register their companies without having to travel to do so.

The paperless registration process, funded by the Asian Development Bank, will allow business owners to register a company and update company details from anywhere with an internet connection.

The ADB says the new Companies Registry will make it easier for local people to conduct business in Samoa as well as help reduce the cost of doing business, encourage transparency, fair trading and consumer protection.