China

Dow/DuPont Merger Gets Conditional China Approval

Dan Industry News Release

Dow and DuPont announced this week they’ve been given conditional regulatory merger approval the Ministry of Commerce of China. The approval is conditionally based on the companies fulfilling commitments that were given to the Ministry regarding the deal. The conditions for approval are similar to commitments the companies already made to get approval from the European Union Commission. For example, …

syngenta

EU Approves ChemChina-Syngenta Deal

Dan Industry News Release

The European Union has approved the $43 billion takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina, just a day after receiving U.S. approval. Bloomberg reports the EU approval is conditional on ChemChina’s offer to divest “a significant part” of its Adama unit’s pesticide business, some generic pesticides the unit is developing, a plant growth regulator and some of Syngenta’s pesticides along with related …

Obama Admin Takes Action to Address EU’s Unfair Trade Practices against Beef Industry

Dan Beef, Trade

Obama Administration takes first steps toward reinstating trade action against EU, scheduling a public hearing and seeking public comments on U.S. beef industry’s request European Union’s ban on U.S. beef imports is not based on science, discriminates against American beef producers U.S. beef industry exports average $6 billion per year, producing an estimated $7.6 billion in economic activity and supporting …