Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.
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The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.
A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.
Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.
Avalon Rare Metals expects to publish the project's Preliminary Economic Assessment by the end of the month.
In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.
Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.
The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.
The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.
Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.
Announcement comes as Polish authorities work on a plan to group its loss-making mines into a “bad” or a “good” unit.
The proposed law sets up a system of self-certification for importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.
The European Commission is set to announce tighter guidelines for companies involved in the shale gas industry by January.
The World Trade Organization has not confirmed the news yet.
The deal will be the largest trade agreement in Canadian history.
Aninoasa coal mine closed in 2006 leading the way to economic ruin.
A group of activists performing what they called an “oil orgy” protest interrupted the Canada Europe Energy Summit, at Canada House, in London Tuesday morning.
The World Steel Association is cutting its forecasts for global use of the commodity by 1.8% this year, as China - the world’s biggest consumer of steel- has slowed down its growth.
With experts saying zinc could be in deficit by 2017 if not earlier, miners from Australia to Africa to the European Union are racing against time to attract investment in new projects.
In the midst of intense lobbying from Canada, a committee of the European Union Parliament blocked passage of a proposed fuel quality directive that would label Canada’s oil sands as a more carbon-intensive source of oil than conventional crude