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SEC to hold conflict minerals roundtable

Post By: Peter Kettle on Sunday, 02 October 2011

The US Securities and Exchange Commission will host a public meeting next month to discuss the looming "conflict metals" law. The 18 October roundtable will cover implementation of the new regulations, which require companies to disclose products that may contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and nearby countries. The roundtable will be held at SEC headquarters in Washington and is open to the public, and will be webcast live on SEC's website.

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US State Department backs OECD on conflict minerals

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The US State Department has issued a statement clarifying its position on due diligence requirements with respect to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act concerning “conflict minerals”. Final regulations are due to be issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) between August and December this year, but in the interim it “specifically endorses the guidance issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and encourages companies to draw upon this guidance as they establish their due...

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