The Chinese MOFCOM clears with behavioral remedies a merger between Russian companies in the Chinese potash market (Uralkali / Silvinit)

I. Context and key facts of the case China is one of the world’s largest users of potash, which is used as fertilizer to grow grains. In 2010, China consumed 10M tons of potash, 28 per cent of the 36M tons produced globally [1]. Its potassium-poor soils are vital to supply China’s growing demand for food. For as much as 70 per cent of the world’s potash supply is controlled by just two marketing agencies, Canadian and Russian [2], potash and others fertilizers are imported to China by two main channels from two main sources: the long-term ocean carriage from Canada and the Eastern Europe (especially from Russia and Belarus), and the short-term border trade from Russia which represents 30 per cent of the total importation of potash in China. Those facts lead to tremendous vulnerability

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Yan Bai, The Chinese MOFCOM clears with behavioral remedies a merger between Russian companies in the Chinese potash market (Uralkali / Silvinit), 2 juin 2011, e-Competitions June 2011, Art. N° 37136

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