Ex-Official Backtracks On China's Role In Vitamin C Price-Fixing

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 11:22 PM EST) -- An ex-Chinese-government official testifying in defense of vitamin C manufacturers once told the Ministry of Commerce he had doubts about his power to enforce rules that forced the industry to fix prices, contradicting previous testimony, a jury heard Wednesday in New York federal court. 

During his second day on the witness stand, counsel for the plaintiffs, a group of U.S. buyers, questioned Qiao Haili on his differing statements about what role the government had in controlling its vitamin C industry. Jurors were shown a report he had...
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