Canada-Samoa Relations

Canada-Samoa Relations

In Samoa, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

Samoa is represented in Canada by a High Commission in New York, U.S.A.

Canada enjoys cordial bilateral relations with Samoa. Relations are enhanced by shared memberships in several international organisations such as the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the World Health Organisation. Canada and Samoa share interests with respect to fisheries management and are both party to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Samoa belongs. A Canadian delegation to the UN SIDS Conference in September 2014 was led by Parliamentary Secretary David Anderson.

With regard to development assistance, Canada supports small scale, community-based projects in Samoa through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. Recent CFLI projects supported in Samoa include the production of an educational film on domestic violence and the creation of a speech therapy department for children with disabilities.

Canada's trade relations with Samoa are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand. Agricultural production and tourism are the primary economic activities.

June 2015

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