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Jon Huntsman on Free Trade

Republican UT Governor


China will say our QE1 and QE2 were currency manipulation

Q: Gov. Romney says, "I will label China as it is, a currency manipulator, and I will go after them for stealing our intellectual property, and they will recognize that if they cheat, there is a price to pay." You say that this would risk a trade war. But if China is indeed keeping its currency low, that means that everything they sell in this country is artificially cheap & everything that our companies try to sell in China is artificially expensive. What do you say when people ask, aren't we already in a trade war with China?

HUNTSMAN: I don't subscribe to the Mitt Romney school of international trade. I don't want to find ourselves in a trade war. With respect to China, if you start slapping penalties on them based on countervailing duties, you're going to get the same thing in return because what they're going to say, because of quantitative easing part one and part two, you're doing a similar thing to your currency. And then you're going to find yourself in a trade war very, very quickly.

Source: 2011 GOP debate at Dartmouth College, NH , Oct 11, 2011

Open up global markets for Utah businesses

As Governor, I will bring to bear my international experience in business and trade relations to open up global markets for Utah businesses. Strengthening Utah’s presence in the international trading community will be focused on the following key areas:
Source: Gubernatorial website, www.utah.gov/governor/ , Nov 11, 2006

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