Samoa is hosting the Japan Trade and Investment Mission this week.
The objective of the mission is to exchange information and promote trade and investment opportunities in both Samoa and Japan.
The mission will focus on business matching, developing key contacts and business networking between the two countries private sector businesses and government ministries.
The delegation of Japan is led by Masakazu Hamachi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and includes twenty-four representatives from the private sector and government officials.
The private company representatives from Japan are in the areas of hotels, tourism, restaurant, services, car export, indoor agriculture, research, beauty and cosmetics.
Samoa’s private sector businesses, manufacturers and exporters have been scheduled to meet the visiting delegation in the hope of broadened commercial opportunities.
Other issues to be discussed during this mission include market access requirements in Japan for Samoan exported products as well as tariffs and duties at the border.
Samoa’s Ambassador to Japan, Faalavaau Perina Sila-Tualaulelei is also in Apia undertaking meetings with key business stakeholders with the view of facilitating and offering support to promote trade and investment opportunities between Samoa and Japan.
The mission includes a business matching session and visits to local companies.
The business seminar will be held today at 9am at the Taumeasina Island Resort Conference Room. The seminar will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.