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IPC Files Comments Calling on the Administration to Address Conflict Minerals

On April 28, 2017, IPC filed comments with the Department of State regarding conflict minerals. In our comments, IPC called upon the Department of State to expand existing diplomatic efforts to drive peace, security, and governance in Central Africa and encouraged Congress and the Administration to replace Section 1502 with appropriate and effective programs to […]

IPC Comments on SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation

On March 16, 2017, IPC filed comments with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asking the SEC to consider modifications of the rule and Section 1502 to reduce the burden on U.S. manufacturing industries. The comments were filed in response to Acting SEC Chairman Michael S. Piwowar’s January 31, 2017 statement, questioning the effects of […]

Get Involved: Help Improve the Electronics Industry

John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, wants to make sure that your questions about legislation affecting our industry are answered, and your concerns are addressed.  

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 […]

Conflict Minerals: Negotiations Begin in Europe on Proposed Legislation

Informal negotiations between the EU Council, Commission and Parliament (trialogue) started on the conflict minerals dossier on February 1, 2016. The trialogue is an informal, closed-door process in which the Council and the Parliament try to reach to a compromise on a legislative proposal. Iuliu Winkler, a Romanian centre-right Member of the European Parliament (MEP) […]

IPC Publishes Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper

Despite two years of reporting under the Dodd-Frank Act, conflict minerals reporting is still burdensome for a number of companies. While it won’t solve all reporting problems, the recently published IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper can help. Developed and published by IPC’s E-30 Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Committee, the White Paper provides the […]

EU Parliament Votes for Mandatory Conflict Minerals Requirements

The European Parliament unexpectedly voted today to require mandatory conflict minerals certification by companies in the European Union (EU). The European Parliament voted 402 in favor versus 118 against with 171 abstentions on a proposal to require companies, including electronics firms, that buy gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten to certify imports do not provide financial […]

European Union Parliament Moving Forward on Conflict Minerals Legislation

During the last week of January, I met with policy advisors for the European Parliament (EP) Socialists & Democrats (S&D), Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and European People’s Party (EPP) to discuss the EU conflict minerals legislation. In each of the meetings, I introduced IPC’s EU Conflict Minerals White Paper which supports […]

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. […]

EU Conflict Minerals Proposal Delayed

A September 15 article on Euractiv.com highlights a delay of the EU Commission proposal on conflict minerals legislation. According to the article, the accompanying impact assessment will not be finished before the end of the year, delaying the proposal of a regulation until February or March. At IPC’s October conference on conflict minerals in Brussels, […]