The EU Commission clears an acquisition, subject to conditions, of a Belgian agricultural products company by a Japanese trading house (Mitchui / Bechim)

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Belchim by Mitsui. The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Mitsui. Belchim and Mitsui both distribute third-party crop protection products and supply their own formulated products for high-value crops such as potatoes, vegetables and vines. For such crops, both companies sell a wide range of products that are mostly based on off-patent active ingredients (AI). In the European Economic Area (EEA), Mitsui is mainly active in crop protection through its subsidiary Certis, based in the Netherlands. The Commission's investigation The Commission's investigation

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears an acquisition, subject to conditions, of a Belgian agricultural products company by a Japanese trading house (Mitchui / Bechim), 11 February 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99301

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