Accreditation of Samoa Copra Meal Facility for Export to Australia
The export of coconut products is an important commodity trade for Samoa. The trade has gone through fluctuations after peaking in the 1980s. In recent years, coconut oil exports have increased again on the back of price increases. There is now only one copra processor in Samoa. This is Petroleum Product Services (PPS), which exports coconut oil to Malaysia and Singapore, and copra meal to New Zealand and the United States of America. Exports of both products by PPS have been increasing significantly in the past two years. PPS now wishes to gain accreditation to the Australian market to avoid reliance on its current meal markets and to maximise seasonal market opportunities.
Key words: phyto-sanitary, contamination, quarantine, accreditation, copra meal