Tulane, Payson Release Survey on Conflict Minerals Implementation Costs

Tulane University Law School and its Payson Center for International Development have released a survey tool seeking information from industry on implementation status, efforts, costs and perceived advantages related to the SEC conflict minerals rule promulgated under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The survey is estimated to take 15 minutes to complete.

Based on the research protocol, participants must contact relevant trade/industry associations in order to obtain a password to complete the questionnaire.

Tulane and Payson previously issued a highly regarded and widely-referenced economic impact analysis of the proposed SEC regulation in 2011. SEC considered that study, along with the cost impact analysis from National Association of Manufacturers, to be “the most useful frameworks for considering costs”.

Other recent and somewhat similar surveys have been published from consulting and audit firms. But given the established credibility and academic impartiality of Tulane/Payson, this survey may provide other perspectives and results.

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