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PRESS RELEASE – Donation of Trade Measurement Equipment for Legal Metrology works in Samoa

 

Apia, SAMOA. 27th May 2024 – The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (the Ministry) is pleased to announce the official receipt of trade measurement equipment that were donated by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) through their Pacific Quality Infrastructure (PQI) initiative, to support the legal metrology activities in Samoa.

 

The Ministry is administering the Metrology Act 2015 and with the accessibility with these resources are significant for ensuring precision, accuracy, and quality control in measurement of weighing equipment and scales as well as calibration services as mandated under our portfolio.

 

The donated metrology equipment comes with a calibration certificate issued by the National Association of Testing Authorities accredited laboratories with a validity of two years, to ensure its accuracy and compliance with international standards and requirements as prescribed in the regulation. Additionally, the regular maintenance of the equipment is essential for its long term usage hence, the Ministry is ensuring proper storage is in place for this purpose.

 

The availability of equipment would greatly support our efforts in enhancing our calibration and verification services which facilitates trading in Samoa and, ultimately beneficial for both consumers and businesses.

 

The Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling expressed his sincere appreciation for the kind donation by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat which will aid the works of the Ministry and contribute to our own national efforts in building capacity for our small island nation.

 

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SOURCE – Ministry of Commerce Industry & Labour


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