As a member of the World Customs Organization (WCO), one significant obligation to Customs is to ratify the terms and conditions as set out by the Customs Cooperation Council (COC). This includes the adoption of the Customs Tariff nomenclature under the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.
Customs has adopted the latest Harmonized System version 2012. This harmonizes codification of all imports and exports into and from Samoa. All correlation and soft copies of this available tariff documents are subject to changes in accordance with any amendments to the Customs laws and regulations.
Tariff Correlation document is useful for referencing from the old HS2007 tariff code to the new HS2012 code.
The Tariff Book or the combined Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature comprises of the headings, subheadings and commodity codes for the declaration of goods at importation or exportation into Samoa. A full soft copy can be requested from the Trade & Compliance
Division or contact Grace Leone or Leata Saumani on 2156, extension 127.