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Chair – Ms. Joann Young

Ms. Joann Young is also the Director for Bio Security of Fiji. Ms. Young is currently with Ministry of Agriculture as Assistant Food and Agriculture Organization Representative (AFAOR) for Fiji.

She has almost 10 years of experience in agriculture Trade & Policy Formulation, market development, and market access/quarantine issues and also Co-authored the 2007 Food and Agricultural Organization Publication on “Fiji Commodity Chain Study. The Outcome of the publication was used for the Investigation and was implemented to Assess Import Substitution Potential of Selected Horticultural Products. Ms, Young has also served for Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Fiji in 2006 as Trade Policy Adviser, ACP/EU. She has Initiated, developed and managed more than a dozen complex consultancies and technical assistance activities for Forum Island Countries providing financial, administrative/contractual and technical oversight (consultancies covered customs administration, fisheries, trade negotiations, labour mobility, aid-for-trade, trade policy frameworks to name a few).

Ms. Young did her BA Economics from Macquarie University, Australia and MSc Food Economics & Marketing from Reading University United Kingdom.
She was appointed the Commissioner in 2015 and later confirmed as a chair of the Fiji Commerce Commission in September 2016.

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