Compliance costs shift to the fore as EU moves to finalise conflict minerals legislation

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 25 January 2016

As Europe looks to tighten its laws on conflict minerals, Myles McCormick, Reporter, looks at how new regulation is likely to affect mining companies and the potential for extending the list of raw materials affected by the legislation in future.

The cost of adhering to rules governing the sourcing of certain minerals will be the focus for miners and downstream manufacturers alike, as the EU pushes forward plans to impose strict regulation on the use of conflict minerals through new legislation expected to be brought into effect later this year.

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