Court keeps conflict minerals filing deadline in place

Multiple business groups had attempted to push the date back from June 2

The federal government wants disclosures about the use of conflict minerals, and they want them now. And after a federal appeals court ruling on May 14, companies will have no choice but to comply with the government’s wishes.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied an emergency request from business groups to delay a June 2 filing deadline for conflict mineral disclosures. Under the guidelines, companies will be forced to file to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a number of different reports tied to four minerals primarily found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.

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