Regulation & Dodd Frank Act

On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a final rule “section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” requiring certain issuers to publicly disclose their use of Conflict Minerals [tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold] and whether those minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries (“covered countries”). This rule imposes reporting requirements on manufacturers if the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain minerals identified as “Conflict Minerals. Issuers will be required to provide annual disclosures on a new Form SD to be filed with the SEC. The filing deadline for annual disclosures is 31st May, for the previous year

APA team has over 10+ years of regulatory compliance experience such as IMDS, REACH, RoHS, Conflict Minerals in serving various OEMs and Tier-N suppliers across the globe. We are currently working with several thousands of supplier base of our existing customers in performing the due diligence to their CMRTs

Conflict Minerals Services

  • Scope Assessment, Strategy development, Conflict Minerals Compliance Plan, Consultation
  • Supplier notifications and declaration gathering, Review existing supply chains, Collection, interpretation and documentation of results. Help customer in identifying the Reasonable country of Origin (RCOI)
  • Support customer in Due diligence on the source and chain of custody of its conflict minerals, filing form SD and Conflict Minerals report preparation to SEC

CMCS – Conflict Minerals Compliance Suite

APA’s Conflict Minerals Compliance Suite is an automation software that simplifies the Conflict Minerals Reporting process.

Key Compliance checks such as sanity check, cross-referencing between 3TG questions, cross-referencing between 3TG and Smelter Details are completed within minutes. The software not only saves significant time and cost but also greatly improves the accuracy of the data.

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  • Comprehensive CM compliance reporting
  • Reduce cost and time of CM compliance
  • Highly secure, customized instance
  • Central repository for managing all the CMRTs
  • Export all data in user friendly MS Excel formats
  • Custom modifications

Feature Highlights

  • Cloud based application
  • 1 click supplier feedback report
  • Error free , duplicate free auto smelter consolidation
  • Intuitive GUI with smelter and supplier statistics
  • Supports multi-division / multi plant reporting
  • Historical YoY analysis
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