Standards and Regulation in Samoa

Samoa ranks 60 out of 183 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report (2012). A high ranking on the index would mean the regulatory environment in country is conducive to that starting and operation of a business. Samoa ranks relatively well in starting a business, getting electricity, registering property and protecting investors. It compares well to its members, with only Tonga having a higher rank than it out of all the Pacific Islands. Examples of national regulatory authorities include the Central Bank of Samoa and the Office of the Regulator. The country possesses no Stock Exchange and is not a member of the International Organisation of Standardisation.