European Commission launches public consultation on conflict minerals (open until 26 Jun)

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Author: Commission européenne

Le 27 mars 2013, la Commission européenne a lancé une consultation publique sur les «minerais provenant de zones de conflit», c'est-à-dire des minerais extraits dans des régions en guerre ou récemment en guerre et des zones exposées à une instabilité politique ou à des troubles civils. L'objectif de cette consultation est de recueillir les avis des parties intéressées sur une éventuelle initiative de l'UE concernant l'approvisionnement responsable de ressources minérales provenant de zones de conflit et de régions à haut risque. La consultation est ouverte jusqu'au 26 juin 2013. Elle est gérée par la direction générale du commerce de la Commission européenne.

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Author: Delegación de la Unión Europea en Chile

La Comisión Europea ha lanzado una consulta pública sobre los llamados "minerales de conflicto". El objetivo de esta consulta es conocer los puntos de vista de partes interesadas en una eventual iniciativa de la Unión Europea sobre la extracción responsable de minerales que provienen de zonas de conflicto, zonas de posguerra y áreas vultnerables a la inestabilidad política. La Comisión Europea quiere profundizar el conocimiento de temas tales como la extracción y seguridad de la oferta de minerales, la transparencia de esta cadena de oferta y la buena gobernanza. Por este motivo les invitamos a participar de esta consulta pública que estará disponible en la página web de la Dirección General de Comercio hasta el 26 de junio próximo.

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27 March 2013

EU calls for input on ’conflict minerals’

Author: European Commission

The European Commission is today launching a public consultation on so-called ’conflict minerals’. The aim of the consultation is get interested parties’ views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict zones and high-risk areas – for example, war zones, post-war zones, and areas vulnerable to political instability or civil unrest. The Commission wants to deepen its understanding of issues such as the sourcing and security of supply of minerals, supply chain transparency and good governance. The Commission will use the results to help it decide whether and how, in a reasonable and effective manner, to complement and to continue on-going due diligence initiatives and support for good governance in mineral mining, especially in developing countries affected by conflict. The consultation is open until 26 June 2013 and will be managed by the Commission's Directorate-General for Trade.

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27 March 2013

Public consultation on a possible EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

Author: European Commission

[T]he European Commission and the European External Action Service are jointly considering a possible EU initiative on the responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas...To this end, they are exploring potential new policy options to assist resource-rich developing countries and to promote due diligence by focusing on the transparency of the supply chain of minerals. At the same time, [they] are looking into possible appropriate incentives to sustain trade and allow for continued EU access to these mineral markets. Responsible behaviour by companies operating in conflict-affected or high-risk areas can indeed play a powerful and positive socio-economic role since supply chain initiatives are an essential component of the comprehensive approach needed to address the linkages between natural resources and conflict.

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