BRUSSELS Feb 22 EU antitrust regulators are set
to clear the $130 billion merger of Dow Chemical and
DuPont, two people familiar with the matter said on
Wednesday, after the companies made minor changes to their
Earlier this month, the two U.S. companies offered to sell a
portion of portion of DuPont's crop protection business and
related research and development, as well as Dow's acid
copolymers and ionomers business.
The companies fine-tuned their proposal after the European
Commission received feedback from rivals and customers last
The EU competition enforcer will not seek third parties'
views to the changes, a clear sign that it will approve the
deal, one of the people said.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee)