Clare Moody

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Labour MEPs back compulsory checks on conflict zone minerals

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MEPs voted today for compulsory checks on the sources of minerals imported from conflict zones.

Under the proposals, companies must make reasonable checks to ensure the step behind them in the supply chain can verify where the product came from, which will help break the link between armed conflict and the minerals trade.

Voluntary guidelines have been in place for years in Europe and have been taken up by very few businesses.

For more on this story, visit the European Parliamentary Labour Party website.

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