Conflict Minerals [Podcast]

Source: European Parlamentary Research Service Blog, 2017

Author(s): Marta Latek

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 27/03/2017

 

After lengthy interinstitutional negotiations concluded in a trilogue agreement with the Council, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading position on a proposed regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, as well as their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected areas. The proposed regulation seeks to break the link between certain armed conflicts and the illegal mining operations which sustain them, and to ensure responsible sourcing for European industries.

 

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