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Long road ahead for conflict minerals regulation

The financing of armed groups and security forces through mineral proceeds in conflict-affected and high-risk areas is likely to become subject to EU regulation. However, the exact content of this regulation – and the extent of the obligations on companies affected – is uncertain, amid ongoing debate.

The current draft law, which aims to support and promote responsible sourcing practices of companies operating in the EU in relation to tin, tantalum, tungsten – and their ores – and gold (3TG