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Reports describe Bisie, DRC stock clearance process and outcomes

Post By: Josephine St. John on Monday, 18 July 2016

Due to various factors, significant quantities of cassiterite from Bisié, Walikale Territory, North Kivu, DRC which was mined from artisanal pits primarily over the period 2011-2015 was stocked in the nearby area, and to a lesser extent in local trading towns. Potential solutions to manage the stock through a process to enable due diligence, risk assessment and mitigation were discussed by stakeholders, and in mid-2015, iTSCi and CFSI began coordinating requirements.

The process of clearing stock started in...

US House of Representatives passes amendment to Dodd-Frank Act

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Monday, 11 July 2016

On 7th July 2016, the US House of Representatives passed amendment 1254 to Dodd Frank which confirms that no funds appropriated in relation to the Act can be used to enforce the SEC Rule relating to 'conflict minerals'.
In commenting on the amendment, the Enough Project, said: "The conflict minerals provision in Dodd-Frank has spurred major progress in starting rule of law in Congo's minerals sector and helping make the majority of tin, tantalum, and tungsten mines conflict-free. Before the...

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