Entries in Conflict MInerals (26)
The U.S. Department of Commerce has finally published its long awaited list of all known facilities that process tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold -- the so-called “conflict minerals.” Despite taking an additional year and seven months past its original deadline set in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, and despite using the combined resources and efforts of the Commerce Department, the OECD, and the U.S. Geological Survey, the list is inconclusive.
June 6 is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's 80th birthday. It's a good reason to revisit the agency's role in regulating the world's biggest securities market and the varying interpretations of its mission.
Reporting companies filed Form SDs with the SEC Monday, and most said its not fully clear if their products contain conflict minerals from Africa's Congo region.
In a one-sentence order Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. denied the National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM's) emergency motion to stay enforcement of the SEC's conflict minerals.
The SEC issued a partial stay of the conflict minerals rule Friday, officially postponing the date for compliance with the portion of the rule that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated on April 14.
The SEC said Tuesday it expects issuers to file Form SD and any related Conflict Minerals Report by the May 31 deadline in accordance with the portion of the disclosure rule upheld by the D.C. circuit federal appeals court earlier this month.
Two of the SEC's five commissioners said Monday the conflict mineral disclosure rule shouldn't be enforced during a federal court challenge and the entire rule should be struck down.
The first conflict minerals report was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday by Taiwan-based Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
An appellate court Monday struck down part of the conflict-minerals rule, leaving SEC-reporting companies wondering what disclosures to include in their conflict minerals reports due on May 31.
The federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit issued its opinion Monday in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et al., v. Securities and Exchange Commission that partially struck down the SEC's conflict minerals disclosure rule.