Competition Commission of India,
HT House,
New Delhi
Date: 9/04/17

Dear Sir,
SUB: Public Feedback on the Dupont Dow Combination Application

The Competition Commission of India (Commission) is investigating into the combination between E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), DowDuPont Inc. (DowDuPont), Diamond Merger Sub Inc. (Diamond Merger Sub), and Orion Merger Sub Inc. (Orion Merger Sub), having their registered office address at 2030 Dow Center, Midland, Michigan, 48674, United States of America (for Dow, DowDuPont, Diamond Merger Sub, and Orion Merger Sub) and 974 Centre Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19805, United States of America (for DuPont).

Under Section 29(2) of the Competition Act 2002, the Competition Commission of India, if it is of the prima facie opinion that the combination has, or is likely to have, an appreciable adverse effect on competition, shall direct the parties to the said combination to publish details of the combination for bringing it to the knowledge or information of the public and persons affected or likely to be affected by such combination. In accordance with the provisions of Section 29(2) of the Act, the Hon’ble Commission requires E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Dow Chemical Company, DowDuPont Inc., Diamond Merger Sub Inc., and Orion Merger Sub Inc. to publish details of the proposed combination

After reviewing Dow/Dupont application for merger we as Navdanya, a network of organic farmers and seeds savers and organic consumers concerned about our health and the health of citizens of India ,write to you, seeking the rejection of the application for the merger between the Dow and Dupont based on the objective of the Competition Act which is to protect the interests of consumers and to ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants in markets, in India.


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