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iTSCi signs agreement in DRC to extend tin traceability initiative
March 12, 2012 - 11:05 GMT
The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), extending co-operation on bringing the initiative into other parts of the country, ITRI said on Monday March 12.
The MoU was agreed following ministry experts' evaluation on
the progress of the initiative, reporting improved transparency
and statistics on production, as well as increased government
control and governance in the tin-bearing mineral sector in
Katanga province, according to ITRI. The initiative uses a
traceability system, in which material is "bagged and tagged"
to prove it is conflict-free, in a bid to flush out material of
dubious origin from the tin supply chain. Katanga is the only
province in which iTSCi is currently able to operate. A report
in December last year, containing the findings...
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