13 Oct 2014

Philippine company promises American Samoa jobs

9:33 am on 13 October 2014

A company from the Philippines hoping to set up a multi-million dollar food processing factory in American Samoa says it will take advantage of benefits that allow American Samoa-made products duty free entry into the United States.

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The principal owner of AVM Bernardo Engineering, Anthony Bernardo, says he has been pursuing a processing venture in the territory since 2009 and he hopes to break ground on the 100 million US dollar plant by the end of the year.

Mr Bernando says the proposed plant will employ 700 locals to make fish-based products for export.

He says the American Samoa government has been supportive of the proposal.