The Commission has granted conditional authorisation for a merger between Dutch companies Campina and Friesland Foods, both of whom are active in a range of dairy product markets. In July 2008, the Commission launched an extensive Phase II investigation amid concerns that that proposed merger would have raised competition concerns in the markets for the procurement of raw milk, fresh dairy products and cheese in the Netherlands, as well as in the market for long-life dairy drinks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. To remedy the Commission's concerns, the merging parties offered to divest Friesland Foods' fresh dairy product business and a part of Campina's cheese business and two Campina brands for long life dairy drinks. They further offered remedies to ensure access to raw milk in the Netherlands. In light of these commitments, the Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would not significantly impede effective competition, on the basis that the commitments offered by the parties were sufficient to remedy all of its initial concerns.