LEGISLATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MCIL

Tulafono e lima taitaiina ai galuega ma tiute a le Matagaluega o Pisinisi Alamanuia ma Leipa”

The Ministry’s mandates contained in the 39 legislation provide its key responsibilities in support of the Government's national development agenda as highlighted in the SDS 2012-2016. Recent reviews have taken place (over the last 2-3 years) to update and reform the various Ministry Legislation to comply with the global business demands including the accession of Samoa to the WTO. These reviews will be ongoing for the corporate planning (2012-2016) period to bring up to date the various legislation governing Samoa’s business environment. The Ministry is mandated to administer regulatory frameworks that:

 

  1. Promote Industry development, foreign investment and guarantees the rights of citizens to participate in the economy of Samoa,
  2. Set standards to regulate fair competitive practices to promote a fair level playing field in all trade,
  3. Administers the Apprenticeship Scheme, Employment Services, conducting of labour market surveys, collection and dissemination of Labour Market information,
  4. Promote and enforce labour and employment relations, foreign worker employment and occupational safety and health,
  5. Manage the registries of companies and other legal entities and enforces statutory obligations. Management of IP registers and protection of rights of IP holders.

 

The following are the 39 Legislation, which can be found and available on the Parliament of Samoa website:

  1. Apprenticeship Act 1972
  2. Apprenticeship Amendment Act 1994
  3. Apprenticeship Regulations 1973
  4. Charitable Trusts Act 1965
  5. Companies Act 2001
  6. Companies Amendment Act 2006
  7. Companies Regulations 2008
  8. Consumer Information Act 1989
  9. Cooperatives Societies Ordinance 1952
  10. Cooperatives Societies Regulations 1954
  11. Copyright Act 1998
  12. Copyright Amendment Act 2011
  13. Credit Union Ordinance 1960
  14. Daylight Saving Act 2009
  15. Fair Trading (Approved Egg Standards) Regulations 2010
  16. Fair Trading Act 1998
  17. Foreign Investment Act 2000
  18. Foreign Investment Amendment Act 2011
  19. Foreign Investment Regulations 2011
  20. Incorporated Societies Ordinance 1952
  21. Incorporated Societies Regulations 1973
  22. Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 2012
  23. Intellectual Property Act 2011
  24. International Date Line 2011
  25. Labour and Employment Relations Act 2013
  26. Measures Ordinance 1960
  27. Miscellaneous Fees Amendment Regulations 1998
  28. Occupational Safety and Health Act 2002
  29. Personal Property Securities Act 2013
  30. Public Holidays Act 2008
  31. Receiverships Act 2006
  32. Securities Act 2006
  33. The Shops Ordinance 1961
  34. Trade Commerce and Industry Act 1990
  35. Trade, Commerce and Industry Amendment Act 1998
  36. Transitional Provisions Act 2006
  37. Intellectual Property Regulations 2015
  38. Credit Unions Standard By-Laws 1969
  39. Labour and Employment Relations Regulations 2015

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