Tag Archives: Section 1502

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 […]

Congressional Hearing: Unintended Consequences of Conflict Minerals Law

On Tuesday, May 22, in the U.S. House of the Representatives, the Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing titled, “The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision.” In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell (R-CA) noted that many Congolese derisively refer to Section 1502 as “Loi Obama” […]