Tag Archives: European Union

EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Step 1: Check Your Customs Declarations

While many companies are working to complete their due diligence and prepare conflict minerals disclosure for their SEC filings due May 31, others are considering whether they will be subject to the EU conflict minerals regulation when its due diligence and disclosure obligations take effect on 1 January 2021. When companies had to determine whether they were covered … Continue Reading

EU Conflict Minerals Regime

You’re no doubt working hard to complete your due diligence analysis and finalize your Form SD (and Conflict Minerals Report) as required by the US Conflict Minerals Rule.  But, around the corner is another conflict minerals regime that could impact your business — the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.  The EU’s due diligence and disclosure obligations … Continue Reading

Impact of the Development of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

Editorial Note: This article was published on African Law & Business’s website on July 14, 2015. The article can be found at: http://www.africanlawbusiness.com/news/5682-conflict-minerals-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel.   On 20 May 2015, the European Parliament voted to reject the proposal of the European Commission and the Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) for a voluntary system of self-certification for importers … Continue Reading

European Parliament Votes In Favor of Mandatory Certification System for Importers of Conflict Minerals and Disclosure by Downstream Companies

On May 20, the European Parliament voted to reject the proposal of the European Commission and the Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) for a voluntary system of self-certification for importers of conflict minerals into the EU. The amended draft regulation marks a significant departure from the proposed draft regulation, calling for mandatory compliance by … Continue Reading

European Parliament Committee Votes for a Mandatory System for Conflict Minerals Importers

On April 14, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) voted on the amendments to the EU’s conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. The INTA committee adopted an amended report strengthening the system of due diligence for conflict minerals importers that was initially proposed. The MEPs voted in favor of … Continue Reading

European Parliament Debates the Proposed Conflict Minerals Regulation

On March 19, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) met to debate the amendments to the conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. The amendments reflect the views of the political parties that have been expressed in the ongoing discussions in the committee. The debate focused on the question of … Continue Reading

Update on the EU’s Proposed Regulation on Conflict Minerals – Report on February 23 Meeting of INTA Committee

The European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) met on February 23 to discuss their draft report on the proposed regulation on conflict minerals. This meeting followed the public hearing held by the committee in December 2014. The debate opened with the rapporteur, Iuliu Winkler, a Romanian member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the … Continue Reading

EU’s Proposed Regulation on Conflict Minerals – Part II

Editors Note: A prior version of this blog post incorrectly attributed the sentence in bold below. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused. This version has now been corrected.  Views on the Draft Regulation The draft EU conflict minerals regulation is a voluntary system of certification, which covers imports of the minerals … Continue Reading

EU’s Proposed Regulation on Conflict Minerals – Part I

The European Union (EU) is considering legislation that would regulate the importation of conflict minerals into the EU. The European Commission announced its proposed regulation on March 5, 2014. The draft regulation contains proposals for a voluntary self-certification process for importers of conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, and tungsten and gold) into the EU from anywhere … Continue Reading
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