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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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  • Participant from Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
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  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Electronic Component Manufacturers' Association
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Organisation for Security
  • Participant from Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
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  • Participant from TechAmerica Europe
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