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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Signe...

EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Signed Into Law

June 05, 2017|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Conflict Minerals Regulation to Take Effect July 8, 2017 The European Union’s Conflict Minerals Regulation has been signed into law and was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on May 19, 2017. The “EU Conflict Minerals Regulation 2017” will enter into force 20 days after publication […]

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conf...

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

November 23, 2016|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Legislation Text Finalized for EU Conflict Minerals Yesterday, the European Union reached a landmark agreement on the text for the Conflict Minerals regulation that was approved by the EU in May 2015. The EU Council and the European Parliament worked together to finalize the text and determine how and when […]

EU Parliament Votes for Mandatory Con...

EU Parliament Votes for Mandatory Conflict Minerals Certification

May 20, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. After an EU Parliament Commission voted last month to move forward with draft Conflict Minerals legislation, the full EU Parliament voted yesterday to amend the draft legislation and make the certification of conflict minerals imports mandatory instead of self-certified. In a 400 to 285 vote, the Parliament overturned […]

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward Wi...

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward With Draft Conflict Minerals Legislation

April 14, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Yesterday the EU’s International Trade Committee voted 22 to 16 to move forward with a draft conflict minerals law requiring certification of EU smelters and refiners importing conflict minerals. The legislation applies to EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) originating from conflict-torn areas. The legislation […]

EU Proposes Conflict Minerals Strateg...

EU Proposes Conflict Minerals Strategy

March 06, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On March 5, the EU published draft legislation on Conflict Minerals. At present, the legislation would only apply to importers of covered minerals and metals (Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum and Gold). Unlike the U.S, the proposal requires self-certification only; this could change. Here is the press release.

EU Gets Ready for Conflict Minerals

EU Gets Ready for Conflict Minerals

February 07, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Karel De Gucht, the EU trade chief, will propose to the EU Commission in March a voluntary scheme to reduce the import of minerals from conflict zones in Africa. Like the US regulation, the proposal will likely limit gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin, but the list of minerals […]

EU Conflict Minerals Proposal Delayed

EU Conflict Minerals Proposal Delayed

November 19, 2013|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Highlights from the IPC’s October conference on conflict minerals in Brussels: The proposed regulation will be delayed until February or March 2014. After the regulation is final, it will be forwarded to the Development and Trade Committees in the EU Parliament. Action is not expected until Fall of 2014. […]

EU Conflict Minerals Update

EU Conflict Minerals Update

November 01, 2013|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The EU intends to move forward with its version of Conflict Minerals regulation. The Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) is the EU Commission organization charged with writing the regulation. Fern Abrams, IPC’s Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy, attended a series of meetings last week in Brussels and came […]

EC Launches Conflict Minerals Public ...

EC Launches Conflict Minerals Public Consultation

April 01, 2013|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On March 27, 2013 the European Commission launched a public consultation on conflict minerals. The aim of the consultation is get interested parties’ views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict zones and high-risk areas – for example, war zones, post-war zones, […]

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