Companies, the Congo, Gold and the 3Ts
Companies, the Congo, Gold and the 3Ts:
Implementing the Conflict Minerals Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
April 26 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Registration at 2:00 pm)
B-1 Conference Room B
1800 K. St. NW,
Washington, DC 20006
The Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in partnership with the Global Business Dialogue, will present a panel discussion on the "Companies, the Congo, Gold and the 3Ts" at CSIS on April 26th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The new law expresses concern over the conflict raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and aims to limit the role that global manufacturing and consumption may have in fueling the violence. Under the new law, companies will be required to report if their products contain the "conflict minerals" tin, tungsten, and tantalum. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency with the lead role in implementing the legislation, has announced a delay in issuing the final regulations that will govern covered companies.
The panel will address the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the practical challenges of implementing the new law.
Mvemba Phezo Disolele
The Hoover Institution
National Association of Manufacturers
Information Technology Industry Council
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