FTC Approves Final Consent Order in Matter of BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals

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Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals. The vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 081-0265; the staff contact is Wallace W. Easterling, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2936; see press release dated March 2, 2009, at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/04/basf.shtm.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

(FYI 24.2009.wpd)

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