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  • ITRI report reassures on long term tin supply

    by: Jonathan Paxton, on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    ITRI has released its "2016 Report on Global Tin Resources and Reserves" which outlines ITRI's estimate of global tin resources at the end of 2015, with commentary and outlook for the important tin producing regions of the present, and potentially the future. The findings should reassure all those concerned about tin supply that there is enough of the metal to satisfy global demand long into the future.

    As calculated by ITRI, the world's reported tin resources at the...

  • World Bank report recommends expansion of iTSCi in Burundi

    by: Jonathan Paxton, on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    A report by the World Bank published in April has recommended further expansion of the iTSCi Programme in Burundi. The report, produced in cooperation with iTSCi implementers Pact, was created to gain an in-depth understanding of the socioeconomic factors surrounding trade in the artisanal and small scale mining sector in Burundi.

    The report recommends that the Burundian government maintains its partnership with ITRI and the iTSCi Governance Committee with a view to expanding the system across all 3T...

  • SEC chooses not to appeal court decision on ‘not conflict-free’

    by: Jonathan Paxton, on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

    Following the publication of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conflict minerals rule in 2012, several trade groups launched a legal challenge to various requirements, one of which was supported by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. On 14th April 2014 the Court agreed that "The label 'conflict free' is a metaphor that conveys moral responsibility for the Congo war....By compelling an issuer to confess blood on its hands, the statute interferes with that exercise of the...

  • Another slow month for Indonesian exports

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 06 April 2016

    Preliminary figures released by the trade ministry to news agencies today showed that March tin exports from Indonesia were only 2,719 tonnes, down by 61% compared to March 2015. The data is consistent with the volume of refined tin traded on the ICDX last month, which was 2,655 tonnes (531 lots of 5 tonnes). The latest ministry data is based on checks carried out by surveying companies prior to shipment and includes small quantities of solder and tin...

  • Access to Minsur mine blocked

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 06 April 2016

    Minsur announced late yesterday that members of the Antauta community, located next to its San Rafael mine in Peru, have blocked the access road to the mine.

    In a statement the company said that "to date, the company has not received any communication from the community regarding the claims that motivated this action. Even though the company has tried to communicate with the blockage leaders, it hasn't been able to meet with them and therefore has been unable to...

  • iTSCi incidents noted in Apple Inc’s Conflict Mineral Report

    by: Steven Peterson, on Monday, 04 April 2016

    The recent Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) from Apple Inc (here) described how the company performed due diligence in 2015, including review of more than 700 iTSCi incident report summaries. iTSCi is pleased to co-operate with member companies making use of incident reports to learn lessons since that will further improve our activities to achieve positive change in the central African 3T mineral sector. iTSCi also encourages the international community to addresses some of the interpretation challenges highlighted during the...

  • Success For iTSCi In Nominations For Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders

    by: Jonathan Paxton, on Monday, 04 April 2016

    Yves Bawa of Pact and Kay Nimmo of ITRI, leading figures at the head of the iTSCi Programme, have come out as the leading two nominees in a vote to make the list of top 100 Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders in 2016. Between them, Yves and Kay garnered 809 votes which equates to nearly a quarter of the popular vote. This is a reflection of the great work and commitment from both Yves and Kay in building the iTSCi...