4.12.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 290/8


Opinion of the Advisory Committee on concentrations given at its 138th meeting on 13 March 2006 concerning a draft decision relating to Case COMP/M.3975 — Cargill/Degussa

(2007/C 290/07)

1.

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the notified operation constitutes a concentration within the meaning of Article 3 of the Merger Regulation.

2.

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the notified operation has a Community dimension as defined in Article 1 of the Merger Regulation.

3.

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission's definition of the relevant product markets contained in the Draft Decision.

4.

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission's definition of the relevant geographic markets contained in the Draft Decision.

5.

The Advisory Committee shares the Commission's view that the proposed concentration will not significantly impede effective competition in the common market or in a substantial part of it.

6.

The Advisory Committee agrees with the Commission that the operation should be declared compatible with the common market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement in accordance with Articles 2(2) and 8(1) of the Merger Regulation and Article 57 of the EEA Agreement.

7.

The Advisory Committee asks the Commission to take into account all the other points raised during the discussion.