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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 […]

Conflict Minerals Legislation Moving Forward in the EU

Last week, I attended the ICGLR-OECD-UN Group of Experts Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The meeting, which was held two weeks in advance of the European Union (EU) Parliament Plenary vote on conflict minerals legislation, provided a glimpse into the future of conflict minerals legislative and market requirements for manufacturers. High-level updates from the […]

EU Parliament International Trade Committee Votes for Mandatory Conflict Minerals Regulation

Last week, on April 14, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) voted on amendments to the EU’s conflict minerals regulation that were proposed by its members. The INTA voted to make mandatory the proposed voluntary system of certification for EU smelters and refiners. By a close vote (22-16) they rejected amendments seeking […]