The European Commission has adopted a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of acesulfame potassium (an artificial sweetener) originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review of existing duties. The new anti-dumping duty rates ranged from 2.64 to 4.58%. One aspect of the Commission's reasoning relates to the involvement of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the management of the Chinese companies under investigation. We set out that reasoning below.

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