On 20th November, the EU announced the launch of an online portal that provides businesses with guidance on due diligence, and how to check the sources of the metals and minerals entering their supply chains – particularly from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA).  It is designed to help them ensure that their use of raw materials respects human rights while improving transparency and accountability across their value chains.  EU Regulation 2017/821/EU lays down supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, and sets out due diligence requirements for EU importers of these metals and minerals.


The “Due Diligence Ready” portal is at –


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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