The Dodd-Frank Act and Conflict Minerals

The vast majority know about “Blood Diamonds” chiefly because of the 2006 motion picture “Blood Diamond” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, yet you may not be comfortable with segment 1502 for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act concerning Conflict Minerals Passage of the Dodd-Frank Act .

Maybe you are interested regarding what blood jewels and struggle minerals share for all intents and purpose, and that would be that both are utilized to back clash inside the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and determined connecting nations (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).

The Dodd-Frank Act requires certain companies to report their utilization of “Contention Minerals” in the assembling of their item. Strife Minerals by and large allude to Columbite-Tantalite, otherwise called coltan (from which tantalum is inferred); cassiterite (tin); gold; wolframite (tungsten); or their subordinates; or some other mineral or its subsidiaries dictated by the Secretary of State to back clash.

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Of these minerals, Samtec should just fret about gold and tin, and report the roots of these minerals.


While the revealing of the minerals just fall, lawfully, on freely held organizations, Samtec assists our clients in social event this data since a considerable lot of them are traded on an open market. For Samtec, the announcing is genuinely basic as we acquire the majority of our gold and tin from two unique sources. All of gold that Samtec utilizes for plating is from reused adornments, and the tin is bought from a smelter in the USA.


Samtec has likewise reviewed its providers to check that its items are DRC Conflict-Free, and furthermore expect them to round out the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT). The CMRT is a structure that was made by the EICC and GeSI as a standard detailing instrument crosswise over enterprises. This structure has our providers confirm that, in light of “sensible and great confidence request,”