On 27 March 2017, the European Commission conditionally approved the merger between US-based companies Dow Chemical and DuPont. Both parties are active in the production of plastics, chemicals, and agro-chemicals. The Commission was concerned that the merger, as notified, would reduce competition in the markets for crop protection products, and also stifle innovation to improve existing crop protection products and develop new active ingredients for crop protection. In addition, the Commission was concerned that the deal would reduce competition for certain
The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the chemical sector (Dow / DuPont)
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