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Neither China or Japan Cited for Currency Manipulation in Treasury Dept. Report

By: Sherry L. Baranek
22. April 2013

 
 
Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies.  The report did not cite either China or Japan for currency manipulation. Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul is disappointed, noting, “While the decision not to cite China or Japan for currency manipulation is disappointing, I have to say that it's not terribly surprising given Treasury's track record. However, under a classic definition of currency manipulation both countries would easily qualify.”

He goes on to say the ball in now in Congress’s court. “We have bipartisan legislation that passed the House of Representatives in 2010, passed the U.S. Senate in 2011, and would sail through both chambers today. The Alliance for American Manufacturing continues to believe that countries like China and Japan will only take the U.S. government seriously if words are backed by action."

Read here about Paul’s recent op-ed on America's flawed trading relationship with China.

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