The US DoJ conditionally approves a merger upon the divestiture of a Canadian subsidiary in order to preserve competition for "tin mill" products in the eastern US (Mittal / Arcelor)

On August 1, 2006, the DOJ announced that it had entered into a consent decree with Mittal Steel Company N.V. and Arcelor S.A., ending its investigation into their transaction. The consent decree required divestiture of Arcelor’s subsidiary Dofasco Inc., operating out of eastern Canada, as a condition precedent to clearing the acquisition of Arcelor by Mittal. Mittal, a Netherlands company with a U.S. subsidiary, and Arcelor, a Luxembourg corporation with a Canadian subsidiary, were two major producers of Tin Mill Products. Tin Mill Products are thin steel sheets covered in tin or chrome that are shaped into cans and serve as the packaging of choice for a variety of products. Tin Mill Products are used for many food items, such as soups and vegetables, but also non-food products like

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Katherine Whitehead Miller, The US DoJ conditionally approves a merger upon the divestiture of a Canadian subsidiary in order to preserve competition for "tin mill" products in the eastern US (Mittal / Arcelor), 23 May 2007, e-Competitions May 2007, Art. N° 53068

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