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Shopfloor reports on the effect the Dodd-Frank act is having in the DRC.

Shopfloor reports on the effect the Dodd-Frank act is having in the DRC.

The market news is quoted as saying,

Many activists claim that the Dodd-Frank requirement that companies disclose their use of conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold) in their products is essential to ending the horrific violence taking place there, even though there is relatively little evidence that will be the case.  What is of concern to many stakeholders across the spectrum is the potential for the provision creating an embargo on minerals from the DRC and surrounding countries, causing further economic devastation.

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