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EU Releases Draft of Conflict Minerals Regulation, Proposes Voluntary Scheme

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Summary of EU Conflict Minerals Regulation: Focuses on upstream portion of supply chain, specifically the more than 400 importers of minerals into the EU Creates new, voluntary EU system for supply chain due diligence self-certification Offers incentives to companies that undertake the due diligence steps Defines “Conflict Minerals” as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (same as… Continue Reading

EU Conflict Minerals Draft Said To Fall Short of NGOs Expectations

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According to a EurActiv.com news article, entitled EU Drafts Conflict Minerals Law, With Opt-In Clause, when the proposed rule is released tomorrow, March 5th, it will be limited to the same minerals identified by the U.S. conflict minerals rule (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) and the rule will not contain any compulsory measures, but will… Continue Reading

European Commissioner Confirms EU Focus Only on 3TG – Proposal Now Expected by Late October

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On Tuesday, September 17th, EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, spoke at a Public Hearing of the Committee on Development in Brussels. He spoke about the role of extractive industries in developing countries in promoting development through responsible business practices. In that speech, de Gucht confirmed that the EU approach to conflict minerals is… Continue Reading