EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Are You Ready for January 1, 2021?

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    Regulations are coming into effect related to Conflict Minerals that you should be paying attention to right now. Here are the questions to ask:

    • Does your company or an affiliate import tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold into the EU?
    • Does your company or an affiliate import related metals – for example, tin chlorides, tin rods, tungsten powder, and tantalum bars into the EU?
    • Do you know the countries of origin of those minerals and metals?
    • Do you source those minerals and metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas?
    • Can you prove that your direct and indirect suppliers source responsibly?

    All such importers will be required to make public disclosures and provide souring information to their customers about these activities. But, starting January 1, 2021, there will be additional financial and reputational consequences to importing those minerals and metals into the EU. Depending on your circumstances, you may have to pay for numerous third-party audits, engage in multiple consultations (with suppliers, governmental authorities, civil society, and local populations), and take corrective actions with your suppliers. By acting now, you may be able to avoid or minimize some of these consequences.

    Please join partner Dynda Thomas and senior associate Andrew Renacci for this introduction to the EU conflict minerals regulation going into full effect on January 1, 2021.

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