1 Jul 2013

Samoa lifts ban on importing turkey tail meat

1:36 pm on 1 July 2013

Samoa has lifted an import ban on turkey tails imposed some five years ago.

The ban was in place due to health concerns over the increase of non-communicable diseases.

The government has set an import duty of 300 percent for turkey tails with a strict requirement to use them only for private consumption and not for commercial business.

A local newspaper has published a notice informing the public to make sure a permit for the import of turkey tail is on hand and must have a proper certification from the country of export.

The ban was lifted as part of the terms under which Samoa was admitted to the World Trade Organisation.