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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...

OECD praise for "Remarkable Progress" of the iTSCi Programme

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Thursday, 02 June 2016

The success of the iTSCi Programme in contributing to breaking the link between mineral trade and conflict in central Africa has been highlighted in the key findings of a detailed report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) discussed at the recent multi-stakeholder due diligence forum in Paris.

The full report, which can be downloaded here, looks at a number of supply chain initiatives developed in the last five years. It notes that "on-the-ground implementation of the...

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