Rolling back the rule on conflict minerals – including gold – could cause "a new humanitarian crisis", say NGOs ©123RF
Rolling back the rule on conflict minerals – including gold – could cause "a new humanitarian crisis", say NGOs ©123RF

US to soften rules on minerals?

20 February 2017

Easing regulations on US firms’ reporting of conflict minerals alarms NGOs

Michael Piwowar, the new acting chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), asked staff to look at whether its guidance on the rule that compels US businesses to disclose where their minerals come from was still appropriate, or if companies should be given “additional relief”.

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