Samoan impact studyThis article was originally published in Foodnews
THE American Samoa government has said it will conduct an impact study into possible adverse effects to future cannery operations. American Samoa's canneries face reduced operations or closures because of more competitive foreign locations, international trade and investment trends. The study will have three major components: examining how the reductions could affect the area, determining immediate response programmes and seeking alternative ways to compensate for losses. An experienced team of economic analysts will undertake the work.