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Indonesia to Loosen Grip on Tin Market

Indonesia has put a tight squeeze on the tin market since it changed regulations surrounding trade of the metal in August 2013. However, the country’s government has indicated that could change soon with amendments to last fall’s export rules.

Dangers of Indonesian Tin Mining Highlighted

The average iPhone user may not realize that tin, used in solder to manufacture tiny electronic components, is sourced predominantly from Indonesia, where safety regulations are lax and miners regularly die at illegal operations. Recent changes to the US Conflict Minerals Act target minerals sourced in Africa, not Indonesia, providing

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