Jen-Ni Yang has served as the Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) since August 20, 2014. Concurrently, she is also the Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Office of Trade Negotiations, Executive Yuan.
Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Office of Trade Negotiations, Executive Yuan.
Deputy Chief Negotiator at the Office of the Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Prior to joining the OTN, Ms. Yang served as Economic Counselor at Taiwan's Permanent Mission to the WTO, where she developed extensive multilateral negotiating experience as negotiator for Doha Trade in Services negotiations, as well as amendments to the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU). She also coordinated Taiwan's position as a third party in several WTO Dispute Settlement cases.
In the 1990s, Ms. Yang served in a number of roles at the BOFT and was responsible for issues related to Taiwan's accession to the GATT/WTO. During this time, she also worked on trade issues related to APEC, the OECD and multilateral environmental agreements, and including issues pertaining to trade remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing measures), state-owned enterprises, investment, government procurement and intellectual property rights. In 1987-1989, she worked at Taiwan's Representative Office in Italy, where she worked on promoting bilateral trade and investment between Italy and Taiwan.
Prior to joining the MOEA, Ms. Yang served in the private sector such as SAMPO Cooperation and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), where she was responsible for promoting foreign trade.
Ms. Yang received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from National Taiwan University. She also took one year of Spanish language training at the Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. From 2004-2006, she took training courses in WTO Dispute Settlement procedures in Geneva organized by the Advisory Center on WTO Laws (ACWL). She is married and has two children.