State of California Archives: on Free Trade


Jerry Brown: Open CA trade and investment office in Shanghai

California's exports are booming and our place in the world economy has never been stronger. Our ties with The People's Republic of China in particular are deep--from the Chinese immigrants crossing the Pacific in 1848 to hosting China's next President in Los Angeles last February. This year we will take another step to strengthen the ties--I will lead a trade and investment mission to China with help from the Bay Area Council and officially open California's new trade and investment office in Shanghai
Source: 2013 State of the State address to California Legislature Jan 24, 2013

Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it

"Liberals will say I was let go by my board in 2005 and outsourced some jobs overseas," she says bluntly. "But I took the company through the worst technology recession in a generation and created jobs on a net basis. As for the outsourcing, the tax and regulatory climate made it almost impossible not to do that--which is why we have to change it."
Source: Wall Street Journal, "Reboot California" Nov 30, 2009

Bill Jones: Fair trade with level playing field

We need to put ourselves on an equal negotiating basis with our trade partners through Presidential Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). But free trade must be fair trade, and our trade negotiators must stop using agriculture as the trade-off to enter foreign markets. Fair trade must have provisions to ensure a more level playing field on labor and environmental issues. The US must also be more forceful in eliminating the misuse by our trading partners of non-tariff barriers to trade.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website jonesforcalifornia.com “Issues” Oct 15, 2004

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