"Blood Minerals" in the Supply Chain

Complying with the "conflict minerals" provisions of the financial reform bill will pose unique challenges to the supply chain

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The 848-page financial reform bill signed into law in the US on July 21 (the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010”) contains a six-page section, starting on page 838, that addresses the issue of “Conflict Minerals” coming into the supply chain from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).