African Dilemma: Conflict-Free Supply Chains

Extracted 18JUL2011 from

Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill's Section 1502, which is supposed to ensure that tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold sourced from central Africa is "conflict-free...

Some industry groups are also putting in place systems that will let them continue to source from central Africa while telling the SEC their supply chains are "conflict free." But the logistics of guaranteeing this on a large-scale are daunting, and many suppliers find it easier to leave central Africa entirely.