European Commission – Framework contract for the Recognition of equivalence of supply due diligence schemes
The European Commission is calling for tenders to set up a framework contract for service provision to the European Commission in assessing forthcoming applications from supply chain due diligence schemes to be recognised under the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (“Conflict minerals”).
The deadline for submissions is 4 October.
The relevant material can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/trade/trade-policy-and-you/calls-for-tender/
European Commission Recommendation (EU) 2018/1149 of 10 August 2018
The European Commission adopted the guidelines for the identification of conflict-affected and high-risk areas and other supply chain risks. The non- binding guidelines can be found on all the official languages of the EU on:
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict – Affected and High – Risk Areas
European Commission has made available translations of the OECD's guidance on responsible minerals (on which Regulation (EU) 2018/821 in part is based), in all the official languages of the EU. These (informal) translations are available on: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/conflict-minerals-regulation/help-for-your-business/ .