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Public consultation on a possible EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

  • Policy field: TRADE
  • Target group: All stakeholders
  • Closing Date: Completed - 26/06/2013

Objective of the consultation

The aim of this consultation is to get interested parties' views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict-affected and high-risk areas – for example, war zones, post-war zones, and areas vulnerable to political instability or civil unrest. The Commission wants to deepen its understanding of issues such as the sourcing and security of supply of minerals, supply chain transparency and good governance.

The Commission will use the results to help it decide whether – and how in a reasonable and effective manner – to complement and/or continue on-going due diligence initiatives and support for good governance in mineral mining, especially in developing countries affected by conflict. The consultation is open until 26 June 2013 and will be managed by the Commission's Directorate-General for Trade.

The contributions received, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data by checking the appropriate box in the questionnaire (see question 1.1. in the questionnaire).

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Afin de vous aider à remplir le questionnaire en ligne, vous pouvez également le télécharger en français ici. Veuillez noter qu'il s'agit d'une traduction de courtoisie.


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Please find herewith the contributions to the consultation

Report on the public consultation

List of stakeholders