A Comparison Of EU And US Conflict Minerals Regulation

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The European Union may soon join the United States in requiring certain companies to investigate and disclose whether certain minerals used in their products originated in conflict-affected or high-risk areas. On June 26, 2013, the European Commission closed its public consultation on the development of a conflict minerals regulation.[1] While the information culled from responses to the commission’s consultation questionnaire will have a significant impact on the nature of the regulations, we have analyzed the commission’s statements and requests for information to anticipate the kind of...
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