The Competition Tribunal says the Competition Commission is required to consult further with interested parties in the proposed Dow and DuPont merger. This comes after the commission recommended the approval earlier in July, albeit with conditions, of the proposed merger between DowDuPont, Dow Chemical Company, and EI DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). "The tribunal has requested further information from the commission in relation to the market for maize seed in SA, more specifically in relation to a licensing remedy that has been proposed by the merging parties in reaction to the commission’s concern of a significant loss of potential competition in the maize seed market as a result of the proposed transaction," the tribunal said on Thursday. DowDuPont intends to buy Dow Chemical Company and DuPont. Dow’s activities in SA include the distribution of sunflower seeds, agrochemicals, material science products and food texturisers. DowDuPont is controlled by Dow and DuPont, which ...

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