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Latest Tech Business News About Dodd-Frank

Consultation on EU "conflict minerals"

The European Commission has launched a public consultation, that is open until 26 June 2013, on so called “conflict minerals”. The consultation will seek views from interested parties on a potential EU initiative for the responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict zones such war zones, post-war zones and…

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The SEC votes on the final minerals rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 in favour of adopting a final rule on what is widely referred to as “Conflict Minerals”. This rule meets the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and focuses on the disclosure and…

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Summary of SEC roundtable - October 18

The US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) held a public roundtable meeting on October 18 to allow affected parties to exchange views and provide input before they finalise their conflict minerals rule. Representatives from the investment community, industry, consulting and NGOs participated. Major industry participants included AMD, Boeing, Ernst &amp…

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SEC round table to address concerns

The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) is the organisation that will issue the final Conflict Minerals rule. The SEC has decided to hold a public round table meeting on October 18 with concerned parties to further discuss the proposed rule before taking action. The Conflict Minerals rule is…

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Conflict Minerals - on the starting blocks?

If RoHS CE is the big topic in town the UK is starting to consider the possible implications of Dodd-Frank otherwise known as Conflict Minerals. While it is not clear what to consider yet there are noises from the US that there will be more detail published before the…

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Impact of "Conflict Minerals" on Regulatory Compliance

Concern was raised some years ago in the USA regarding the ethics of using materials sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the USA, particularly in the electronics manufacturing sector. The reason behind the concern was that the sale of this material by armed militias was funding…

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Conflict Minerals - a comprehensive update

Concern was raised some years ago in the USA regarding the ethics of using materials sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the USA, particularly in the electronics manufacturing sector. The reason behind the concern was that the sale of this material by armed militias was funding…

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Consultation on Conflict Minerals disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a public consultation, running until the end of January around the proposed rule implementing annual reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals in manufactured products. These are required under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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