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NYSCC Holds First U.S./China Cosmetic Regulatory Symposium
Posted: May 8, 2013
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In addition, the keynote speaker, Jon Huntsman, former Governor of Utah, U.S. Ambassador to China, and presidential candidate will conclude the event. Huntsman has a unique knowledge of China and can provide special insight into a variety of issues.
Huntsman served as Ambassador to China from 2009 through April 2011, when he stepped down to run for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Prior to serving as Ambassador to China, Huntsman was twice elected as Governor of Utah. Huntsman’s breadth of experience in Asia has been developed over a lifetime of interest and involvement. He previously lived in Asia four times and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. Huntsman’s public service career began as a White House staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan and has since included appointments as deputyassistant secretary of commerce for Asia, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. Trade Representative. As a U.S. Trade Ambassador, Huntsman negotiated dozens of free trade agreements, trade and investment framework agreements and brokered other bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade agreements for the United States with China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, India, Vietnam, West Africa, South Africa, and other Asian and African nations. He played a critical role in launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in November of 2001, guiding the simultaneous accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization. He is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy and has served on various boards such as the Brookings Institute Asia Policy Board, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, the Asia Society in New York and the National Bureau of Asian Research. During his tenure as Governor, Utah was repeatedly recognized by many prestigious organizations for its dynamism, business climate, and quality of life. Perhaps most importantly, Utah was named by the Pew Center as the Best Managed State in America.