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About "Conflict Mineral Disclosure DF-1502 - Good (NEG)"
Summary: Status Quo requires publicly traded companies (companies with stock sold on US stock exchanges) to disclose any usage in the products they produce of minerals coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo or any adjoining country. This is “Rule 1502” of the Dodd-Frank Act. Such minerals are often referred to as “conflict minerals” because of the various wars and conflicts going on in the area. Revenue from minerals mined there and sold abroad could be fueling these deadly conflicts. AFF doesn’t care and wants to remove the disclosure requirement because it’s expensive for companies to research the origin of their raw materials (compliance costs). This NEG brief will argue that the costs are worth it and we should keep the rule.
AFF may talk about how DF1502 hurt poor people working in mining in Congo when it was enacted by motivating companies to simply stop doing business region to avoid the paperwork. That was true initially as DF1502 was being developed and before it came into effect. But since then, the issues have cleared up and things have improved.
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