Dow/DuPont: protecting product and innovation competition * In a nutshell: The main concerns arising in the Dow/DuPont merger related to crop protection, on both product and innovation competition. Innovation is of key importance to this industry and the merging parties were two of only five global players active at all stages of the product lifecycle (research, development product launch, and distribution). The Commission's remedy was designed to address concerns on both product and innovation competition and to enable the creation of another global R&Dintegrated company. A remedy was also required to address competition concerns regarding petrochemicals. Introduction On 27 March 2017 the Commission cleared the merger of equals between Dow and DuPont (the transaction) subject
The EU Commission clears merger between two global chemical companies, subject to remedies to ensure price and innovation competition in the markets for pesticides, petrochemicals (Dow / DuPont)
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