SEC To Hold Debate On Rules For Conflict Minerals

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it would hold a public roundtable next month to discuss proposed regulations requiring companies to report whether their products use conflict minerals mined in Congo and surrounding countries.

The SEC will host the discussion on Oct. 18 and allow stakeholders to comment on the controversial proposal, which was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Congress added the provision to the law in an effort to stifle a means of support for armed groups...
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