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SEC Commissioners Want Delay in Conflict Minerals Rule

With the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit previously declaring part of a provision unconstitutional, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Daniel Gallagher and Michael Piwowar seek a delay in the entire Conflict Minerals rule’s effectiveness. Per the controversial portion of the SEC’s final rule, companies are required to publicly disclose any use of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighboring countries. Conflict Minerals also mandates issuers to file for the same period notwithstanding when their fiscal year ends. Releasing a joint statement on the matter, the SEC Commissioners believe a. Read More.

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