Bramble, an Australian logistics firm managing pallet and container distribution in 47 countries, says the U.S. Federal Trade Commission okayed its acquisition of a rival based in the Netherlands.

The move has implications for wood pallet manufacturers, and Bramble says it will now move more aggressively in United States operations. An estimated 2 billion pallets, 65 percent of them wood pallets, are in use in the U.S.

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