The European regulation on conflict minerals was published on 17 May 2017. It took effect on 8 July 2017. As of January 1, 2021, all European importers of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold will be required to have a supply chain management system in place. In other words, they will have to ensure that imported metals and minerals have not been used to finance armed groups in conflict zones. In order to ensure conflict minerals compliance, all suppliers to DUBUIS will be required to do the following:
- Help DUBUIS comply with government regulatory requirements on the use of conflict minerals.
- Responding to DUBUIS’ conflict minerals inquiries.
- Do not source tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold from uncertified smelters in a region facing conflict, which includes the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries.