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The EU Commission clears a merger between two US chemical companies (Dow/DuPont)

Dow/DuPont merger cleared by EU Commission* On March 27, 2017 the EU Commission cleared the merger of two U.S. chemical companies – The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) according to the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission opened the investigation already in August 2016. The reason for the merger being cleared only now, were strong concerns of the EU Commission, which is the highest antitrust regulating authority in the EU. The EU Commission has the competence and duty to control mergers that exceed the thresholds

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Maria Sturm, The EU Commission clears a merger between two US chemical companies (Dow/DuPont), 27 March 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2017, Art. N° 84382

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