Date：21 July (Wednesday)
Time: 12:20 – 13:50 (GMT+8)
Ministry of Economic Affairs
As the Deputy Minister, Mr. Chen’s extensive portfolio covers trade policy and promotion, export controls, investment attraction and review, international cooperation, business registration and administration, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) administration, Intellectual Property, Mines, Personnel, Statistics, Administrative Appeal Review, Legal Counsel, the Professional Training Center, the International Trade Commission, and Foreign Economic & Commercial Services. He serves concurrently as the Deputy Chief Negotiator within the Office of Trade Negotiations, Executive Yuan (Cabinet).
From March to August 2020, Mr. Chen served as the Director General, Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA. He formulated Taiwan’s international trade policies, rules and regulations, Taiwan’s trade promotion and other market enhancing initiatives, and implemented Taiwan’s trade related policies and activities in multilateral fora such as APEC and the WTO.
From 2017-2020, Mr. Chen served as the Deputy Representative responsible for economic affairs in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), based in Washington, D.C. He served as the Deputy Director-General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade from 2016-2017 after a three-year posting in Brussels (2013-2016), where he was the Economic Director of the Taipei Representative Office in the European Union & Belgium.
From 2006-2013, Mr. Chen focused on the negotiation and implementation of Taiwan’s trade agreements. During that time, he was the Chief Counsel at the Office of Trade Negotiations in Taipei, and lead negotiator for services and legal affairs during bilateral trade and economic agreement negotiations with Singapore and with New Zealand as well as negotiations with Japan and mainland China. He also served as lead counsel for Taiwan in WTO dispute settlement cases.
From 2003-2006, Mr. Chen directed Taipei's economic representation in Singapore and laid the groundwork for ASTEP, the bilateral trade agreement between Taiwan and Singapore. Prior to Singapore, he worked on Taiwan’s WTO accession negotiations, and trade issues on multilateral agreements related to anti-dumping and countervailing measures, state-owned enterprises, and intellectual property rights, among others.
Mr. Chen holds a Master of Laws degree focused on economic administration and a Master of Comparative Law degree, obtained from George Washington University in 1988 and 1986, respectively.