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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (September 16, 2002 - Samoa News/PINA Nius Online)---A 10-member private sector group from Tonga has arrived in American Samoa with goods to sell at the Kingdom of Tonga Market.

For Tonga, the market provides a venue to sell products for American dollars. For American Samoa it provides an alternative source of agricultural, fishing, and handicraft products.

The private sector group, led by Siaosi Fiafita, brought with them siapo (tapa), ie toga (fine mat), falalili‘i (mat), arts and handicrafts as well as taro, bananas, melons, and other Tongan crops.

The market now has three buildings in use, including one for selling taro, bananas, and other crops and another for seafood.

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