Career Opportunities

The Ministry for Revenue is a diverse business. The Ministry:
  • Administers 4 tax types;
  • Administers business, Liquor and Customs and Shipping agent licenses
  • Facilitates legitimate trade through an intelligence led risk based approach
  • Protects Samoa's borders from threats through the interception of illegal drugs,
    firearms and other prohibited and restricted goods, using intelligence analysis,
    computer-based analysis and detector dogs.
  • Administers the effective and efficient collection of the import excise and
    domestic excise taxes in conformity with the Excise Acts, and the control of
    warehouses as prescribed in the Customs Act.
  • Has 7 delivery sites – including offices, ports and K9 facilities;
  • Employs over 180 staff.







Prohibited goods are the goods that CANNOT be imported or exported under any circumstances.
Restricted goods are the goods that CAN be imported or exported but must meet certain conditions before clearance through Customs.

Download the PDF below to view the list of prohibited and restricted goods for Samoa
file pdf Prohibited and Restriced Goods


Inland Revenue Services                                       Samoa Customs Services
DBS Building 4th Floor                                          P.O. Box 44
P.O. Box 1877                                                     Matautu-tai
Telephone: (0685) 20411                                     Telephone: (0685) 21561
Fax: (0685) 20414                                               Fax: (0685) 21563

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Here are the latest Customs import and export exchange rates from the Central Bank of Samoa. They are applied on a weekly basis and are incorporated into the Customs ASYCUDA World System for declaration or entry processing.


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You can download old rates here

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