Deadline Approaches for New EU Conflict Mineral Regulations (.PDF Download)

July 6, 2020
The European Union conflict mineral regulations will go into effect in January. Here’s what electronics buyers need to know about these new rules.

Three years ago, the European Commission adopted a new regulation on mineral imports from conflict-affected areas. With a January 2021 effective date, those new regulations are now just several months away from becoming a reality for companies whose products are manufactured with tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold

According to the Commission, the new law (the “Conflict Minerals Regulation”) will apply across the EU, and aims to help stem the trade of minerals that sometimes finance armed conflict and/or are mined using forced labor.