Companies, the Congo, Gold and the 3Ts

April 26, 2011 • 6:30 – 8:00 pm EDT

Implementing the Conflict Minerals Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act

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
CSIS
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.

Speakers

Mvemba Phezo Disolele
The Hoover Institution

Stephen Jacobs
National Association of Manufacturers

Rick Goss
Information Technology Industry Council

Brad Brooks-Rubin,
State Department

Please contact lross@csis.org to RSVP or for more information.