"Conflict-free" tags help revive Congo minerals trade

Author: Jonny Hogg, Reuters, Published on: 8 November 2012

The..."bag and tag" initiative could allow mineral exports from Congo's violent east to flow legally again...The tag certifies the tin ore is conflict-free to ensure it will not fall foul of the Dodd Frank Law...The tag scheme now being applied by Congolese authorities with foreign help provides a conflict free certification that can allow mining activity to go ahead without fear of sanction...[ A]tagging project has also been launched...in the Kivus, the two Congolese provinces that have borne the brunt of years of violence and looting and have been the source of most of the region's conflict minerals. [refers to Apple, HP]

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