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EU Adopts Final Regulation On Importation of Conflict Minerals

March 28, 2017, Covington Alert

On March 16, 2017, following a lengthy legislative process, the European Parliament approved a final regulation implementing a new due diligence and reporting regime for “conflict minerals” (i.e., tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold) imported in the EU. The regulation will enter into force 20 days after formal approval by the Council of Ministers and publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The regime will be applicable as from January 1, 2021. The adopted text can be found here.

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