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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Is it that big?
Bolaji Ojo   1/31/2013 9:02:01 PM
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Sparky, The SEC doesn't need authority over private companies to impact them here. The companies that use the conflict minerals are the ones who will be doing most of the monitoring -- of their supply base. These companies need to confirm that their suppliers are not in violation of the law. It wouldn't matter whether your company is private or public; if you sell components to any of the companies overseen by the SEC you will be impacted.

Of course, you are right. The SEC does not have authority over private companies but it's a myth to think the SEC still doesn't get involved in their business. If they are big enough to get involved in any financial transactions managed by companies over which the SEC has authority then they get indirectly supervised.

Sparky the Wonder Cat
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Re: Is it that big?
Sparky the Wonder Cat   1/31/2013 7:51:01 PM
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Bolaji: All companies that sell to the United States are similarly impacted.

Sparky: Correction - Only PUBLICLY TRADED companies that sell to the United States are similary impacted.

 
  • At this writing I am not aware of the SEC having any authority over privately held companies in the U.S., much less globally. Please advise if you find otherwise.

 

paulmartyn
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Re: Compliance Monitoring
paulmartyn   1/31/2013 5:11:24 PM
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Yes, but we have exhausted the 'grace period', the rule went into effect on 1 Jan and companies had until 31 Jan to conduct a review of their suppliers.

The first reporting period will be from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, and the first disclosure report must be filed on or before May 31, 2014. 
With 'out of supply network' conflict minerals exempted prior to Jan 31, 2013.

You can download the SEC Ruling here: http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2012/34-67716.pdf

 

 

Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   1/31/2013 4:52:07 PM
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TaimoorZ, Some of the costs will be borne by companies and some by consumers if manufacturers are able to pass these on to their clients. It's not easy to tabulate the cost of compliance, though.

TaimoorZ
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Re: Compliance Monitoring
TaimoorZ   1/31/2013 4:31:58 PM
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@Bolaji: I think the companies would never be ready. It's in their interest to delay it as much as possible. I think if the regulations are imposed and a fine is imposed along side, that will serve to motivate the companies more to take quick actions.

TaimoorZ
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TaimoorZ   1/31/2013 4:28:16 PM
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@Bolaji: Any idea about the economic impact of this? How much will countries lose out on if they go with this. Who would pay for the extra cost?

Hospice_Houngbo
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Hospice_Houngbo   1/31/2013 3:29:54 PM
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@prabhakar,

"Is the EU and the Asian countries passing similar restrictions?"

It is important that EU and the US lead that effort, hopefully they will impact other nations a well.

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Is it that big?
Hospice_Houngbo   1/31/2013 3:25:44 PM
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China is not ready to enforce that regulation, Could there be a pressure from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to make everyone comply?

Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   1/31/2013 8:14:24 AM
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The EU is leading efforts to exclude conflict minerals from the supply chain. The rest of the world are following (including the U.S., by the way.) I am not aware of similar legislation in China (doubt it) but two other big players in the electronics supply chain (Japan and South Korea) are probably involved.

prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   1/31/2013 6:53:05 AM
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This enforcement in US means, after January 31st, these conflict materials will find their way to other countries.

Is the EU and the Asian countries passing similar restrictions?

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