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It’s January 31, 2013 – Will the “Outside the Supply Chain” Exemption from the Conflict Minerals Rule Make Any Difference to You?

Any conflict minerals that were “outside the supply chain” before today are exempt from the conflict minerals rule. Under the conflict minerals rule, conflict minerals are “outside the supply chain” only in the following instances: after any columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, and wolframite minerals have been smelted; after gold has been fully refined; or after any conflict … Continue Reading

2013 and the Conflict Minerals Rule: What Reporting Companies Should Know for the New Year

January 1, 2013 marks the start date for compliance with the conflict minerals rule. If they haven’t already done so, reporting companies should begin identifying which products they “manufacture” or “contract to manufacture” and which of them contain necessary conflict minerals. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has already said that it will not delay the effectiveness … Continue Reading