The FIU is an independent and administrative statutory agency of the Fijian Government. The powers, duties and functions of the FIU are clearly defined in the FTR Act.
The FIU was established in January 2006 under the FTR Act.
Minister for Justice
The Minister for Justice is the line Minister responsible for the FTR Act.
Pursuant to section 23(3) of the FTR Act, the Minister is directly responsible for the performance of the Director of the FIU. The Minister is also responsible for appointing the Director of the FIU on the recommendation of the National AML Council.
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji
Pursuant to a ministerial delegation under the FTR Act, the Director of the FIU reports to the Governor of the RBF for the discharge of his powers, duties and functions provided under the FTR Act. Subsequent to this delegation and on the recommendation of the Governor, the Board of Directors of the RBF approved the organisation structure of the FIU.