July 23, 2013｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
On July 23 the D.C. District Court rejected plaintiffs’ claims and denied the challenge to the Conflict Minerals rule. The impact is that the rule will continue in effect as adopted. There is no de minimus exception under the rule and retailers and contract manufacturers remain subject to the rule.
The plaintiffs might decide to appeal the decision, but the time it will take to appeal will likely extend past the first filing deadline – the first reports are due May 31, 2014.
Manufacturers and retailers are therefore urged to continue their Conflict Minerals compliance programs.
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