Tag Archives: conflict minerals legislation

EU Conflict Minerals Negotiators Reach Agreement

On June 16, the European Union (EU) Commission, Council and Parliament agreed on a framework for conflict minerals legislation. Overall, the legislation will be less burdensome for IPC members and the electronics industry than previously proposed. While the EU Commission had originally proposed a voluntary system, the EU Parliament had voted for mandatory requirements for […]

EU MEPs and NGOs Call for Mandatory EU Conflict Minerals Requirements

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade held a hearing to discuss proposed legislation on conflict minerals. The hearing “Trade in Minerals Originating in Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas,” was well attended, with most speakers supporting of a wider product scope than EU Commission’s (EC) proposed legislation which focuses on […]

Experts Question Conflict Minerals Action

While advocacy groups have made conflict minerals a centerpiece of their campaign to stop human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a recent open letter by a group of 70 policy experts from around the world questions the benefits of the focus on conflict minerals. According to the experts, “the conflict […]

EU Holds Stakeholder Briefing on Conflict Minerals Legislation

On December 18, IPC staff attended a “Stakeholder Briefing on EU Conflict Minerals Policy” held by the European Union (EU) Commission in Washington, D.C.  Petros Sourmelis, directorate general for trade within the EU Commission, provided an executive briefing for IPC and other industry stakeholders on the status of the development of EU conflict minerals legislation. […]