Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
Source: European Parlamentary Research Service Blog, 2017
Author(s): Marta Latek
Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance
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.