Companies Still In The Dark On Conflict Minerals Law

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Buried in the 2,300-page financial reform law is a provision that requires companies to report to the government whether their products use minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo that finance armed groups in the country's civil war. But how the law will play out in practical terms for electronics makers and other companies remains unclear, according to international trade lawyers.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is in the midst of a 270-day rulemaking process that experts are hoping will clarify certain aspects of the...
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