Conflict Minerals Compliance: Examining U.S. and EU Regulation

Conflict minerals, known as 3TG, refer to tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. These minerals are in very high demand across the globe and are used in products such as electronics, jewellery and cars. 

Conflict minerals have played an integral part in fueling and sustaining armed violence and human rights abuses. As a result, we are seeing an increase in legislative measures targeting supply chains in both the United States and European Union, with the aim of combatting this trade. The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will take effect on 1 January 2021.

This white paper presents an overview of the key legislation regarding conflict minerals in the U.S. and EU.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Examining U.S. and EU Regulation

Author: Erica Sinnott, Regulatory Analyst

Erica is a Regulatory Analyst working at Compliance & Risks since June 2019. Erica’s work includes researching, monitoring and analyzing global regulatory developments. Erica specializes in the area of conflict minerals and also specializes in the developments of the EU Construction Products Regulation.

Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History and Studies in Psychology and a LLB Degree from University College Cork.

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