The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation: How it Applies in the UK

July 2022
Region: Europe

The initial Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation) is aimed at reducing the financing of armed conflicts through the trade of valuable minerals. The initial provisions of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation took effect in 2017, and the remaining provisions took effect on January 1, 2021.

In this publication, we discuss this Regulation, and its application in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.