Mr. Chern-Chyi C.C. Chen

Mr. Chern-Chyi C.C. Chen

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs
R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Mr. Chen was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in August 2020.

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.

Mr. Chen joined the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 1989 and over the past 32 years has held multiple senior positions within the Ministry.

He was formerly the Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade and also served at Taiwan’s representative offices in Washington DC, Geneva, Singapore, and Brussels.

He was the Chief Counsel at the Office of Trade Negotiations 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.

Mr. Chen was born in Taipei in 1960. He holds a Master of Laws focusing on economic administration and a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University.