Conflict minerals rule to hit distributors

Apr 15, 2013 | 11:55 AM | Barbara O'Donovan

Tags  copper, copper service centers, brass, conflict minerals, Copper and Brass Fabricators Council, Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, CBSA, tin cassiterite

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Service centers will be affected by the conflict minerals reporting requirements coming into force in 2014 as many of their customers are subject to the rules, according to Copper and Brass Fabricators Council government affairs counsel John Arnett.

The rules affect all publicly listed companies, and while service centers aren’t all publicly listed many of the companies they supply are, he said at the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) annual conference in Amelia Island.

"Non-public companies are clearly affected because the publicly traded companies are clearly going to put pressure up the supply chain (because of their requirement to report the origin of conflict minerals in their products)," Arnett said.....

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