How the US Congress has affected Congo’s miners, Pre-Trump

Sep 11, 2023 / 6 Min Read

While many are familiar with the 2010 Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, its far-reaching consequences might not be as widely understood. This reform was Congress’s response to the economic turmoil that unfolded in the wake of the 2008 crisis. However, a lesser-known facet of this legislation, particularly relevant to this article, is Section 1502. This section mandates that publicly traded companies disclose their supply chains, shedding light on the potential utilization of conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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