Tag Archives: conflict minerals

Unintended Consequences of the Conflict Minerals Rule?

There can hardly be any disagreement with the stated goal of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule.  Congress directed the SEC to enact rules requiring disclosure about the use of conflict minerals because it believed that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals from the DRC were helping to finance armed conflict there — conflict characterized … Continue Reading

Challenging the Conflict Minerals Rule — Action on the Docket (January 16, 2013)

As contemplated by the briefing schedule, on January 16, 2013, the Petitioners filed their Opening Brief in their bid for a review of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule.  In their 198-page brief, the Petitioners (Business Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers) addressed each of the grounds for review that they … Continue Reading

Not a Loophole — Reaction to the Forbes article

In our Weekly Recap #6, we called your attention to a conflict minerals article in Forbes Magazine that described what it called a “loophole” in the Conflict Minerals Rule. After the article was published, the author engaged in a long online discussion about his perhaps wishful, perhaps misguided conclusions. While the author might have been advocating a position that he would like to take, it is clear … Continue Reading
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