Conflict Minerals Regulation In EU — What We Know So Far

Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT) -- Michael R. Littenberg

Amanda N. Raad

Katerina Sandford Last week, the European Union reached agreement on the broad framework of a conflict minerals regulation. In this article, we describe some of the key terms of the regulation and what it means for the downstream.

The Lead-Up to Last Week’s Agreement

Last week’s political understanding was the culmination of several years of work. In 2010, after the adoption of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the statute requiring the adoption of the U.S. conflict minerals rule, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the EU to adopt its own regulation....

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