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OECD, T.I.C. and tantalum

2 May 2017

 
   

The 11th Forum on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals began on Tuesday May 2nd and attracted almost 800 delegates from across the conflict-free mineral sector, including many incolved in conflict-free tantalum, including the T.I.C.

The event is hosted jointly by the OECD, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and UN Group of Experts and will takes place at OECD headquarters in Paris from 2-4 May 2017.

This annual forum is the flagship event for countries, business and civil society to advance implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance), the only international, government-backed standard for business to avoid contributing to conflict, serious human rights impacts, bribery, money-laundering and tax evasion though their mineral sourcing practices.  

The sessions included keynote address by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, Nick Yuan from China's AQSIQ, Andrew Weinschenk from the US Department of State, and the iTSCi Programme. During the opening session the T.I.C. informed delegates about the many critical uses of tantalum in modern technology and highlighted the Association's support for due diligence processes and views on the US Dodd-Frank legislation.

If you wish to meet with the T.I.C. during this event please email director@tanb.org.

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