China Ordered Vitamin C Price-Fixing, Jury Hears

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- A former government official from China on Thursday doubled down on his assertion that vitamin C manufacturers were required to fix prices as part of the Ministry of Commerce's coordination of the industry, a day after a Brooklyn federal jury was shown evidence appearing to undercut that notion.

Qiao Haili, formerly MOFCOM's top vitamin C regulator, said domestic manufacturers came to consensus on export pricing “under our forceful command,” referring to his role in the chamber group that regulated the industry. Haili, a primary defense witness,...
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