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US House of Representatives seeks to halt implementation of US conflict mineral reporting

Post By: Steven Peterson on Friday, 24 June 2016

Washington DC based 'The Hill' reported here that Bill Huizenga filed a late amendment to the financial services appropriations bill to block funding for enforcement activity of section 1502 of Dodd Frank – the 'conflict minerals' reporting rules in the US – with the objective to halt implementation. The amendment was adopted by the House Rules Committee and will be voted on by the House of Representatives shortly. The amendment had been scheduled for consideration on 22nd June, but a sit-in by House...

EU regulation on tin supply chain due diligence draws nearer

Post By: Steven Peterson on Thursday, 23 June 2016

On 15th June, EU institutions reached a general political understanding on proposals for a regulation on import of 'conflict' minerals from any high-risk production area in the world into the EU region (here). This trialogue compromise between the European Parliament, the European Council of Member States and the European Commission is the next step in a long process started with a Commission consultation in March 2013. The resulting Commission proposal in 2014 was for a voluntary certification scheme for...

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