Tag Archives: OECD guidelines

IPC Supports EU Vote for Voluntary Conflict Minerals Requirements for Manufacturers

On March 16, 2017, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted to adopt regulations regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals in high risk zones. The regulations, which require supply chain due diligence self-certification of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, are mandatory for smelters and importers of raw […]

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, […]

IPC Continues Leadership on EU Conflict Minerals Advocacy

Two weeks ago, IPC held a well-attended conflict minerals conference in Brussels. The conference, which featured lead DG Trade regulator Signe Ratso, was held to inform industry about U.S. and EU conflict minerals regulations. IPC also met separately with DG trade officials to discuss the issues in more detail and to advocate for member concerns. […]