Mr August Ah Yen joined the OCTA in October 2014 and is currently on a two month attachment program with the possibility of an extension. He graduated from Massey University in 2010 with a Bachelor degree in Applied Economics and International Business. He has been working with the Samoan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2011 and is currently a Senior Foreign Service Officer for Trade. August’s main area of work is with Trade in Goods and he has been actively involved with analysis of goods offers in negotiations under EPA and PACER Plus. He has also been involved in a number of trade related research projects under the PICTA arrangements and EPA.