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Release of the 3rd edition of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The 3rd Edition of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance was published in April 2016 in order to clarify that the Guidance applies to all mineral supply chains. Due to the presence of the specific supplements for 3T minerals and gold associated with the Guidance, some stakeholders had believed that the recommendations were not relevant to other minerals but the minor changes in text by the OECD have now confirmed that this is not the case. There are no other...

World Bank report recommends expansion of iTSCi in Burundi

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A report by the World Bank published in April on a unique project to encourage tax transparency in the artisanal mining sector has recommended further expansion of the iTSCi Programme in Burundi. The work was carried out by Pact Inc and was performed in co-operation with the iTSCi Programme. It helped pilot aspects of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and for the World Bank to gain an in-depth understanding of the socioeconomic factors surrounding trade in the artisanal...

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