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EU integrated approach to a responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict areas

  • Date: 07/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 1C, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/04/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 07/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 1C, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/04/2014 12:00

On 5 March 2014, the EU proposed an integrated approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures will make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals. The focus of the approach is to make it easier for companies to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold responsibly and to encourage legitimate trading channels.

The integrated EU approach consist of a draft Regulation and a number of accompanying measures set out in a joint Communication. The proposal for a Regulation is based on a public consultation, an impact assessment and extensive consultations with civil society organisations and the OECD, as well as with institutions in producer countries.

The purpose of this meeting is to further discuss and exchange views with civil society on this initiative.


Lead Participants

Mr Michelangelo Margherita, Deputy Head of the Unit for Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Enikö Blaszauer, Policy Officer, Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Rein Nieland, Policy Officer, Market Access, Industry, Energy and Raw Materials Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Coordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Presentation of the integrated EU approach on a responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict areas.

2. Open discussion with civil society organisations.


Related documents

Press release "EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones"


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Borschette Centre, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Amnesty International European Association
  • Amnesty International European Association
  • Antwerp World Diamond Centre
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Beryllium Science & Technology Association
  • Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Eurometaux
  • Eurometaux
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association
  • European Express Association
  • European Organisation for Security
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • International Federation for Human Rights
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • PowerShift - Verein fuer eine oekologisch-solidarische Energie- & Weltwirtschaft e.V. (funded)
  • TechAmerica Europe
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • TUSIAD
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • World Animal Protection
  • Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.