The Independent State of Samoa is a South Pacific island country situated between Hawaii and New Zealand; west of American Samoa; and center of Polynesia. On January 1, 1962, United Nation (UN) officially recognized West Samoa as a country of sovereignty. The country was renamed to Samoa in 1997 and since then became country with peaceful and stable social, political and economic conditions.
Being heavily dependent on agriculture, Samoa produces coconuts, cocoas, breadfruits and bananas. Regarding the industry sector, it has small light industry and agricultural product processing industry. Tourism, on the other hand, is also counted as the backbone of Samoa’s economy.
At the end of 1980s, Samoa passed Offshore Company registration relevant laws; in 1987 and the following year, it then promulgated International Company Act and relevant legislation. To make the Act more concise, fulfill the demand of Asian Market and facilitate companies’ operations, Samoa made some amendments to International Company Act, to make it alike with that of British Virgin Islands. Samoa has official diplomatic relations with and an embassy in mainland China. For companies whose documents need to be certified by the government of mainland China, relevant services will be provided to facilitate the process of making an investment in mainland China.