On 2 April 2009, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Chinese merger control authority MOFCOM approved the acquisition of Ciba Holding AG by BASF. This appears to be the first structural remedy case cleared by MOFCOM. MOFCOM agreed with the decision by the European Commission of 12 March 2009 and imposed no further conditions. In the European Commission procedure, BASF offered undertakings to divest activities in the relevant sectors, including production assets, know-how, supply contracts, customer lists, inventories and agreed to conclude a contract that would allow third party access to certain technology and an upfront buyer was identified to buy the global divestment. The acquisition was then successfully completed on 10 April 2009.