Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. announced that MCAG acquired additional shares of Sotus International Co., Ltd. (SOTUS), an agrochemicals company in the Kingdom of Thailand. Having reached a share sale and purchase agreement with individual shareholders of SOTUS, MCAG acquired further 1.5% shares of SOTUS to increase its shareholding ratio to 17.7% of SOTUS’ total shares. 
 
To enhance overseas business, MCAG had reached an agreement on business and capital tie-up with SOTUS to acquire 10% of its outstanding shares in 2011, for the purpose to secure a production base in the growing South East Asian markets.  In 2013, in order to strengthen its development capability, MCAG established a formulation research center together with SOTUS, who therefore has become a more important partner to MCAG.  In 2016, for reinforcing this partnership, MCAG acquired 6.2% shares of SOTUS from Pacific Agriscience Pte., LTd. 
 
The present transaction will enable MCAG to tie-up more profoundly with SOTUS and to drive further success by accelerating development of new products in South East Asian markets.
 

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Have a China Field Visit, to Explore the Opportunity of Chinese Agchem Market !

In 2015, the Chinese government put forward the Pesticide & Fertilizer-use Zero Growth program, for which a series of supportive policies were released. The program set a new requirement for the supply of environment-friendly products and the provision of advanced agricultural technology for application towards crop protection and crop nutrition services. It will also have a profound effect on the Chinese agrochemical market structure in the future.

At the request of some of our readers, AgroPages is planning to organize a China field visit for enterprises interested in the Chinese agrochemical market. Enterprises, including but not limited to green crop protection product vendors, agrotechnical service providers and precision agriculture-oriented enterprises can participate in the field visit. 
 
We will arrange meetings with Chinese agrotechnical promotion agencies and prime distributors, as well as organize interviews with farmers and major growers, so that enterprises can understand the needs of the market and explore the available business opportunities. China is vast, with diversified structure of cultivation. To better fulfill your expectations from the Chinese market, you are kindly requested to take part in the following survey to enable us to schedule this business trip to your satisfaction.
  1. 1. Would you consider attending such an investigation group?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Won't attend now, but will attend next year
  2. 2. What would you like to know about the Chinese agrichemical industry during this visit?
    • Agri-inputs Supply Position
    • Crop Plantation
    • Pesticides and Fertilizers Registration
    • Distribution
    • Partner Selection
    • Policy and Regulation
    • Other(Please specify)
  3. 3. Which company/organization would you like to visit or hold a meeting with during this visit?
    • Agriculture Technology and Popularization Center
    • Agri-inputs manufacturer
    • Agri-inputs distributor
    • Large-scale grower
    • Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Department/Agent
    • Other(Please specify)
  4. 4. When would be the most convenient time for you to attend the investigation group?
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • November
    • Other(Please specify)
  5. 5. Briefly introduce your company and business?
  6. 6. Please leave your contact information, if you are interested in more details about the visit.
    Your Name:
    Email:
    Company:
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