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U.S. State Department Seeking Comments on Conflict Minerals as Administration Considers Effectiveness of Conflict Minerals Rule

The U.S. State Department announced on March 27, 2017 that it is seeking input from stakeholders on recommendations on how to best support responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.  This latest development highlights the administration’s current review … Continue Reading

Hitachi settlements highlight importance of anticorruption compliance programs and cooperation with regulators

On December 4, 2015, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) announced that it reached an agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) that debars the company from participating in AfDB projects for twelve months with conditional release. The debarment was the result of an investigation by AfDB’s Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD) concerning bribery allegations against Hitachi … Continue Reading